Richard Smith is Professor Emeritus of Econometric Theory and Economic Statistics at the University of Cambridge, UCL Honorary Professor and University of Melbourne Professorial Fellow. He was ESCoE Academic Co-Director 2017-19 and is a former member of the GSS Methodology Advisory Panel. Among others, he has held Visiting Professorships at Yale University, UC Berkeley, Université de Montréal and CREST-INSEE, Paris. He is currently an Econometric Theory Advisory Board member and has held a number of senior editorial positions. His research has been published extensively in leading international economics and statistics journals. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, Econometric Society and Journal of Econometrics and a NIESR Governor.