David A. Dickey

David A. Dickey

William Neal Reynolds Emeritus Professor
Department of Statistics,
North Carolina State University,
Raleigh, NC, 27695-8203.


Ph.D. in Statistics from Iowa State University, 1976.

  1. Selected Publications (HTML), Resume: (postscript, pdf, WORD, 2 pg. in WORD) and
    Citation Counts (from Google Scholar, May 2017) 
                    (total, since 2012)
    Citations       45,020  15,755       (3 citations per day over 41 years) 
    H Index             30,     23 
    i10 index           44,     30
    about 3000 citation/year in last 4 years 
     Link to Google Scholar page 
  2. Recorded talks and interviews
  3. Links to course home pages
  4. Rare papers
  5. ISU Dissertation on Unit Roots (1976)
  6. Prof. M. Dickey, Chemical Engineering
  7. Faculty member - NCSU Institute for Advanced Analytics
    Associate faculty member - Economics
    Faculty member - NCSU Financial Math Program
  8. Organizational Notes
  9. SAS code and powerpoints from presentations

Research Interests:
My research work is in the area of time series, dealing with data taken over time. Specifically, Dr. Wayne Fuller and I have developed a "Unit Root Test" to see if a series is stationary . Stationarity means that the series fluctuates around some fixed mean so that if it is high at some point, it tends to eventually move down and if low, it tends to move up. Besides obvious applications in deciding how forecastable the stock market is, this testing can be applied to other series like the ratio of short to long term treasury bill interest rates. This ratio should be fairly stable in an open economy so that a rise in one rate should be accompanied by a rise in the other.