Royal Statistical Society
Highlands Local Group


Local organising Committee

 

Dr Claus Mayer (Chair)
Biomathematics & Statistics Scotland
Foresterhill
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
Dr David McLernon (Hon Secretary)
Polwarth Building,
Forresterhill,
Aberdeen AB25 2ZD 
Phone: +44 (0) 1224 438652 Phone: +44 (0) 1224 437152  



Dr Jeff Ralph, Royal Statistical Society William Guy Schools’ Lecturer and a visiting academic at the University of Southampton, will be delivering a talk for the RSS Highlands Local Group on Wednesday 13th June. Details and abstract below.

Date: Wednesday 13th June 2018

Speaker: Jeff Ralph, Royal Statistical Society William Guy Schools’ Lecturer and a visiting academic at the University of Southampton

Time: 3.30pm for 4pm start

Venue: Room 115, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, UoA, Aberdeen

Abstract:

The History of Inflation Measurement

Consumer price inflation figures from the Office for National Statistics are among the most influential of all Official Statistics. They are used for a wide variety of important purposes from indicating the health of the economy to the adjustment of pensions and benefits. Behind the numbers sits a sophisticated methodology with a long history of development.

This talk describes the development of consumer price inflation measures from their origins at the start of the 18th Century to the current day. It identifies some of the visionary individuals who contributed to establishing the foundations, the dates when important changes were made and the social and political factors that drove the developments.

About Jeff ...

Dr Jeff Ralph worked for the Office for National Statistics for 14 years focussing mainly on price statistics. He is the current Royal Statistical Society William Guy Schools’ Lecturer and a visiting academic at the University of Southampton. Jeff was a member of the Technical Advisory Panel for Consumer Prices for two years and he is joint author of two books - A Practical Introduction to Index Numbers, published by Wiley in 2015 and Inflation: History and Measurement, published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.




We are delighted to announce that Marc Kery, Population Ecologist with the Swiss Ornithological Institute and a courtesy professor ("Privatdozent") at the University of Zürich, Switzerland, and Michael Schaub, Head of the Ecology Department at the Swiss Ornithological Institute, will be delivering statistical ecology talks as part of a joint School of Biological Science, University of Aberdeen and RSS HLG meeting.
They are authors of the book:
Kéry, M., and Schaub, M. 2012. Bayesian population analysis using WinBUGS – a hierarchical perspective. Academic Press, Burlington.

The details are below and times, titles, and venue will be announced in due course.

Date: Wednesday 27th June 2018
Speakers: Marc Kéry, Population Ecologist with the Swiss Ornithological Institute and a courtesy professor ("Privatdozent") at the University of Zürich, Switzerland;
Michael Schaub, Head of the Ecology Department at the Swiss Ornithological Institute
Time: TBC but will be PM
Venue: TBC
Title: TBC

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