Clive WJ Granger was born in Swansea, Wales in September 1934. He received his first degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Nottingham and his PhD in Statistics in 1959. Before completing his Ph.D. he became Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics of the University (at the age of just 23 years). Upon completion of his doctoral dissertation, in 1959, he received the Harkness Fellowship of the Commonwealth Fund scholarship for postdoctoral research in the USA. He joins the research team formed by Oscar Morgenstern at Princeton University (Econometric Research Project). The outcome of this research was the book entitled "Sprectal Analysis in Economic Time Series" with Michio Hatanaka. Continuing, and after the end of the scholarship, the research visits to Princeton, he publishes the first diagram in finance (with O. Morgenstern and M. Godfrey) created by PC (the diagram appeared in a cathode ray tube and was photographed).
In 1973 he became a professor in the Department of Economics at the University of San Diego in California. In 1975, on a committee in Washington chaired by Arnold Zellner, she met Robert Engle, then a professor at MIT. This acquaintance is crucial as a research team is created whose research result leads to the awarding of the Nobel Prize to Granger and Engle.
During his many years of academic career he taught as a visiting professor at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, the National University of Australia, Aarhus (Denmark) and Victoria in New Zealand.
In 2003, after 48 years of teaching, and at the age of 69, he decided to retire. In October of the same year, he and Robert Engle were awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. According to the Swedish Academy, their contribution is to create tools for analyzing economic data that have changed the way economic theories are verified.
In his long academic career Clive Granger has published 12 books - monographs and over 250 papers in scientific journals. He has supervised various doctoral and postdoctoral studies and many of his students are now professors at well-known universities. His work, in addition to theoretical, also refers to research on the behavior of speculative markets, marketing research, macroeconomic variables. It is also noteworthy that there are thousands of references to Professor Granger's work to date. In 2005 the Department of Economics awarded him an honorary doctorate.