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1929  -  Department of Theory of Economics and Statistics in Polish Free University is established and  assistant  professor Edward Szturm de Sztrem, Ph.D. becomes  a lecturer and  Edward Rosset, M. Sc.- an  assistant lecturer

1945 – professor  Edward Rosset organizes the Unit of Statistics at the Faculty of Law and Economics.  Department of Statistics becomes a part of Law Faculty after a reorganization of  the University of  Lodz  and functions as such in the years  1948-1961

1949 - professor Edward Rosset forms Department of Statistics in the Higher School of Economics  (1950-1961)

1961 – University of Lodz and Higher School of Economics merge and professor Edward Rosset forms Department of Demography and Statistics at the Faculty of Economics and Sociology and takes the chair in the years 1961-1968

1968-1972 – Department of Demography and Statistics changes its name into the Unit of Demography and Statistics as a result of another reorganization (1972-1986) and is headed by assistant  professor  Zbigniew Michałkiewicz, Ph.D.

1986-1987  - the Unit  of Demography and Statistics is chaired by  professor  Zofia Zarzycka

1987  - professor Czesław Domański organizes  the Unit of Statistical Methods and, following the reorganization of the Institute of Econometrics and Statistics in 1992, he forms the Department of Statistical Methods  

2009  – Department of Statistical Methods starts functioning within the framework of  the Institute of   Statistics and Demography


The main fields of interest of the Department of Statistical Methods are the following:

  • Advances in statistical inference methods: analysis of power, robustness and efficiency of univariate and multivariate tests, non-parametric inference based on rank statistics, multiple  hypothesis testing, quantile estimation and small area estimation.
  • Classification methods: cluster analysis, classification trees, discriminant analysis, ordination techniques.
  • Applications of statistical methods in economics: income distribution and income inequality analysis, reliability analysis, price indices and their applications, stochastic processes applied to financial markets,


Programmes financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education :

  • 2008-2009 Application of statistical  methods for evaluation of effectiveness and classification of pension systems   
  • 2008-2009 Selected  methods of  estimation and validation of rating models and their application on the banking market
  • 2008-2010 Non-classical  methods of evaluation of effectiveness and risks of Open Pension  Funds

Programmes financed by the National Centre for Science :

  • 2009-2012 Methods of reduction of variables’ number in concentration analysis and their applications  
  • 2010-2012 Methods of examination of income concentration and their application
  • 2011-2014 Methodology of statistical tests.  Analysis of test  procedures from quality of decision perspective
  • 2013-2016 Quantum games: structure of balance states and theory-group aspects

EU programmes:

  • 1994-1997 COST Unemployment during economic transitions-determinants, socio-economic effects and labour market policies in Poland, Czechoslovakia and East Germany  
  • 2007 Evolution summary report
  • 2007-2008 Customer categorization in large systems of customer electronic systems

 Committee for Scientific Research Grants:

  • 2001-2006 Polish scale of risk  of myocardial ischaemia operational treatment-  conducted in cooperation with  Medical University of Lodz
  • 2002-2004 Analysis of pay and income distribution in territorial cross section in Poland
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