Arnold Zellner

Statistician, Academic

1927 – 2010


Who was Arnold Zellner?

Arnold Zellner was an American economist and statistician specializing in the fields of Bayesian probability and econometrics. Zellner contributed pioneering work in the field of Bayesian analysis and econometric modeling.

In Bayesian analysis, Zellner not only provided many applications of it but also a new information-theoretic derivation of rules that are 100% efficient information processing rules—this class includes Bayes's theorem. In econometric modeling, he, in association with Franz Palm, developed the structural time-series approach for constructing new models and for checking the adequacy of old models. In addition, he was involved in many important applied econometric and statistical studies.

Zellner earned his A.B. in physics from Harvard University in 1949 and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, under supervision of George Kuznets, in 1957. He holds honorary degrees from the Autonomous University of Madrid in Spain, the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in Portugal, the University of Kiel in Germany, and the Erasmus School of Economics at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

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Jan 2, 1927
New York City
Also known as
  • Целльнер, Арнольд
  • United States of America
  • Harvard University
  • University of California, Berkeley
Aug 11, 2010

on July 23, 2013


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