Editorial in Honour of Professor Michael McAleer
We are deeply saddened to write this assertion for the former Editor-in-Chief of Advances in Decision Sciences (ADS), our colleague and friend, Michael McAleer, who passed away on July 8, 2021. His absence in academia will be sorely missed by several researchers around the world who had been receiving guidance and valuable suggestions from him on time-to-time basis. Michael McAleer was one of the very active editorial board members of the Advances in Decision Sciences (AFE) for many years and recognizing his service and involvement with the ADS, in 2018 he was appointed was the Editor-in-Chief. Michael McAleer was known to several in academia in several forms, for some he was a delightful friend and colleague and to some others he was more like a mentor and ready to provide all the needed help in research whether it is related to learning econometrics, working on joint research projects. His efforts on behalf of this journal, or his contagious joie de vivre. He’s going to be sorely missed. In the end of this editorial, his short biography has been included along with several assertions from co-authors, colleagues, and friends of Michael McAleer.