During the Dies Academicus on 14 November 2009 Professor Franz Palm was granted the title of Doctor Honoris Causa of the Faculty of Economics and Social Science, Université de Fribourg (Switzerland). Professor Palm is Full Professor of Econometrics at SBE.
Prof. Palm’s contributions in the field of statistical analysis of time series are recognised worldwide. He also rendered distinguished service to the international scientific community through his editorial activities and expertise for many leading journals. His role as a co-founding editor of one of the best journals in statistics applied to finance ( Journal of Empirical Finance) has contributed to giving this scientific discipline a rigorous empirical basis.
Prof. Palm was appointed (foreign) member of the KNAW (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences) and elected as Fellow of the American Statistical Association in the year 2000. Prof. Palm’s appointment as Academy Professor in 2005 (the first appointment for the disciplines of business and economics) was undoubtedly one of the highlights in his academic career.