ARNOLD ZELLNER

Arnold Zellner, 83, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010 at his home in Hyde Park from cancer. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Long Branch, NJ, the son of Sam and Doris Zellner, he spent the past half century living in Chicago. He earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard (1949) and Ph.D. in Economics from Berkeley (1957). He held a number of appointments prior to his most recent appointment as the H.G.B. Alexander Professor of Economics and Statistics at the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business (1966-1996). Since retiring in 1996, he has been a frequent lecturer throughout the world. An award-winning scholar and recipient of honorary degrees from universities around the world, Zellner specialized in statistics and econometrics, pioneering new approaches in Bayesian analysis and econometric modeling. He leaves his wife of 58 years, Agnes Zellner; sons, David, Philip (Beth), Samuel (Tena), Daniel (Diane), Michael (Eugenia); four grandchildren; nieces; and nephews; and many close friends; colleagues; and former students. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Ronald McDonald House, 5444 S. Drexel Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60615 are appreciated. A memorial service is being planned.

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Aug. 17, 2010