Case Studies in Business, Industry, and Government Statistics

ISSN 2152-372X

A Journal affiliated with the French Statistical Society 


CSBIGS Volume 5(2) is available!

Volume 6 Number 1 will appear in the spring of 2014.

Call for Papers

CSBIGS Volume 6(1) and 6(2)

The Case Studies in Business, Industry and Government Statistics (CSBIGS) journal welcomes submissions for cases to be considered for Volume 6 Number 1, expected to appear in the spring of 2014 , and Volume 6 Number 2, expected to appear in the fall of 2014.

Please note that beginning with Volume 6(1), Christine Thomas-Agnan will serve as editor-in-chief and Dominique Haughton as US co-editor. CSBIGS, beginning with 6(1), will be hosted at (authors of new submissions, please see instructions there) with a mirror on

Aims and Scope

The main objective of Case Studies in Business, Industry and Government Statistics - CSBIGS is to publish high-quality case studies in modern data analysis ready to use for instruction, training or self-study. The case studies consist of an innovative and interesting well-written presentation of novel statistical techniques applied to known data or of known statistical techniques applied to novel data. The journal is designed to be of interest to anyone wishing to teach or learn modern data analysis - in academic as well as business, industry or government environments.

The peer-reviewed journal serves as a forum for writers of data analysis case studies from any environment where statistical analysis is used. As such the journal both fosters a better communication between these different environments and helps improve statistical training overall.

In particular, CSBIGS encourages consultants to submit their work. In this manner, the commissioning party will receive peer reviewed research, ensuring that the quality of the statistical work commissioned is of the latest international scientific standard. If the commissioning party so wishes, the research published can be rewritten by authors to preserve the privacy and anonymity of the commissioning party. To ensure confidentiality, the Editorial board will sign a non disclosure statement if requested (in cases where the true identity of the commissioning party is known to the Editorial Board).

The journal seeks to achieve a balance between originality and accessibility in its case studies. In order to facilitate usability, each article identifies its intended audience and makes available to readers in electronic form a data set - which can be a subset of that used in the case study, masked if necessary for confidentiality - to be used to apply the methods presented in the article. The case studies also gives sufficient instructions about the software needed for readers to run the analyses.

Dominique Haughton, editor-in-chief
Bentley University and University of Toulouse I

Christine Thomas-Agnan, co-editor, Europe
Toulouse School of Economics

Editorial assistant
Changan Zhang
Bentley University