No, he will never win the Nobel, but the sum of this man's contributions to economics is enormous. I'll bet everyone here, ugrads included, have relied, at some point on, an answer he posted to statalist, or a stata tip, or another doc he wrote. Cheers to real st. nick!
Nicholas Cox

True. A very helpful guy and gentle with newbie questions that shouldn't even go to Statalist.
Yet since he is 'only' a lecturer in Geography at Durham I assume that his colleagues don't think much of his contributions to statistics and econometrics.
In RePEc he is currently #16, just ahead of Tom Sargent.
No, he will never win the Nobel, but the sum of this man's contributions to economics is enormous. I'll bet everyone here, ugrads included, have relied, at some point on, an answer he posted to statalist, or a stata tip, or another doc he wrote. Cheers to real st. nick!

True. A very helpful guy and gentle with newbie questions that shouldn't even go to Statalist.
Yet since he is 'only' a lecturer in Geography at Durham I assume that his colleagues don't think much of his contributions to statistics and econometrics.
In RePEc he is currently #16, just ahead of Tom Sargent.No, he will never win the Nobel, but the sum of this man's contributions to economics is enormous. I'll bet everyone here, ugrads included, have relied, at some point on, an answer he posted to statalist, or a stata tip, or another doc he wrote. Cheers to real st. nick!
Geography is one of the few departments at Durham that's actually good. They probably do have some appreciation for econometrics.

Nick Cox is a lecturer because he doesn't care about promotion. Yes, he is at the professorial level but he doesn't care for it.
True. A very helpful guy and gentle with newbie questions that shouldn't even go to Statalist.
Yet since he is 'only' a lecturer in Geography at Durham I assume that his colleagues don't think much of his contributions to statistics and econometrics.
In RePEc he is currently #16, just ahead of Tom Sargent.No, he will never win the Nobel, but the sum of this man's contributions to economics is enormous. I'll bet everyone here, ugrads included, have relied, at some point on, an answer he posted to statalist, or a stata tip, or another doc he wrote. Cheers to real st. nick!

Nick Cox is a true scholar, outstandingly intelligent, and far ahead of his contemporaries in terms of methodological insight and understanding of Stata. I do not think I have met anyone who enjoys such an absolute respect by his peers once anyone gets to know him. His dofiles are truly influential and complete, and you cannot find such a combination of insights about reg y x, falsification of reg y x, and how to obtain new Stata commands by others so easily. Nick is a top of the top researcher, and a very solid personality, a true example of integrity. For a list of his discoveries, you should be really reading the Stata Journal.