Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In EnglishWIESBADEN – Every year since 1999, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has granted the Gerhard Fürst Award for outstanding scientific projects closely related to official statistics. In the “Master’s/Bachelor’s thesis” category, the Master’s theses by Julia Manecke and Nora Würz each won the 2018 Gerhard Fürst Award and the award money of 2,500 euros.Julia Manecke was granted the award for her Master’s thesis on “Regionale Auswertung von Unternehmensstatistiken: Methoden und Anwendungen im Kontext der Small Area-Statistik” which had been supervised by Professor Dr. Ralf Münnich of Universität Trier.Nora Würz received the Gerhard Fürst Award for her Master’s thesis on “Model-based Estimation of Regional Baskets based on the UK Living Cost and Food Survey”. This thesis had been written under the supervision of Professor Dr. Timo Schmid of Freie Universität Berlin.
The Federal Statistical Office grants the awards on the basis of recommendations by an independent expert jury. This year’s awards were presented at the 27th scientific colloquium on “More figures, better decisions? New digital data and methods of empirical analysis and consulting”, which was held by the Federal Statistical Office together with the German Statistical Society in Wiesbaden on 22 and 23 November 2018.
Dr. Georg Thiel, the President of the Federal Statistical Office, presented commemorative certificates to the award winners. The chairman of the expert jury, Professor Dr. Walter Krämer (Technische Universität Dortmund) gave the speeches in honour of the award winners. The speeches will be published in the 6/2018 issue of the “WISTA – Wirtschaft und Statistik” journal of the Federal Statistical Office. In 2019, the award winners will publish detailed articles on their papers in that journal.
The short versions of the award-winning papers and more details on granting the Gerhard Fürst Award are available on the website (only in german) of the Federal Statistical Office. Also, more detailed information on the programme of the coloquium and short versions of the papers contributed to the colloquium are available on the website (only in german) of the Federal Statistical Office.
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