Monte Verita

Conference on Statistical Science Honouring the Bicentennial of Stefano Franscini’s Birth

Ascona November 18–20, 1996

Editors: Malaguerra, Carlo, Morgenthaler, Stephan, Ronchetti, Elvezio (Eds.)

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The Conference on "Statistical Science", held in Monte Verita (Switzerland) on 18/20 November 1996, was intended to honour the memory of Stefano Franscini at the occasion of the bicentennial of his birth (1796-1996). It was jointly organized by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office and the University of Geneva. These proceedings gather a selected collection of contributions presented by statisticians from universities, research institutes and national statistical services of Europe, North America and Asia. Part I focuses on a historical appreciation of Stefano Franscini's life and work. Authors develop a deep analysis of the historical context, the political action, the scientific achievement and the intellectual legacy of the founding father of Swiss official statistics. The reader thus has an opportunity to appreciate the various facets of this exceptional man who not only drew the first comprehensive statistical portrait of Switzerland but also established the foundations for modem educational and political institutions. Part II groups papers on the relationship between statistical science and official statistics. Authors analyse the historical background, current context and new perspectives of co-operation between scientific research and official statistical services. They show how the relationship between both partners has evolved over the past decades, stressing certain prerequisites and opportunities for effective of rigourous interaction between academia's scientific activity and the production statistical information.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Opening of the Conference

    Malaguerra, Carlo

    Pages 3-8

  • Stefano Franscini: Statistics between Politics and History

    Marazzi, Christian

    Pages 9-14

  • Franscini and the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology: The Beginnings of Swiss Science Policy

    Waldvogel, Francis

    Pages 15-20

  • Role and Influence of Stefano Franscini in the Educational System of Switzerland

    Osterwalder, Konrad

    Pages 21-30

  • The Partnership of Official Statistics and Academia: The International Context

    Kenessey, Zoltan

    Pages 33-47

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conference on Statistical Science Honouring the Bicentennial of Stefano Franscini’s Birth
Book Subtitle
Ascona November 18–20, 1996
Editors
  • Carlo Malaguerra
  • Stephan Morgenthaler
  • Elvezio Ronchetti
Series Title
Monte Verita
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-8930-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-8930-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7643-5707-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-9832-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 246
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