We teach courses on statistical methodology to students of economics and the statistical sciences, always trying to convey our enthusiasm for statistics & data analysis. It is important to us to bring statistics to life using real-life examples. Therefore, in our classes, we put a lot of emphasis on how to extract useful information out of real data and how to interpret and communicate the results of statistical analyses.
Our research focuses on the development and application of statistical methods primarily in the areas of time series and nonparametric statistics, and is characterized by a strong focus on practical issues – for example, instead of asking how to improve the theoretical properties of some estimator that may not be useful at all in practice, we are usually more interested in developing practical tools that are readily accessible to quantitative researchers from a wide range of fields.
The best thing about being a statistician is that
you get to play in everyone's backyard.
I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians.