This issue of Statistical Science draws its inspiration from the work of James M. Robins. Jon Wellner, the Editor at the time, asked the two of us to edit a special issue that would highlight the research topics studied by Robins and the breadth and depth of Robins’ contributions. Between the two of us, we have collaborated closely with Jamie for nearly 40 years. We agreed to edit this issue because we recognized that we were among the few in a position to relate the trajectory of his research career to date.
"Causal Etiology of the Research of James M. Robins." Statist. Sci. 29 (4) 459 - 484, November 2014. https://doi.org/10.1214/14-STS505