Robert Charles Geary

b. 11 April 1896 d. 8 February 1983
  • J. E. Spencer


Geary contributed to areas of statistical theory, including normality tests, stochastic ratios and time series analysis, whilst working in Dublin as an official statistician and writing influentially on topics in that field, such as national income accounting and price deflation.


Royal Statistical Society Price Deflation Economic Research Institute Central Statistics Office International Statistical Institute 
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