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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 57–88.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Walter A. Friedman The Harvard Economic Service pioneered the business of economic forecasting by publishing a weekly newsletter on economic conditions, starting in 1922. The Harvard forecasting model, developed by the statistician and economist Warren Persons, gained international renown for its...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 139–174.
Published: 01 December 2021
... context in the history of economics. laetitialenel@hu-berlin.de Copyright © 2021 Duke University Press 2021 forecasting statistical inference business-cycle research Harvard Economic Service London and Cambridge Economic Service References Anderson Katharine . 2005...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2015
...-1929 American economic or stock forecasters: Roger Bab- son, Irving Fisher, John Moody, the Harvard Economic Service of Charles J. Bullock and Warren Persons, and Wesley Mitchell. An earlier version of the chapter on the Harvard Economic Society appeared in this journal in spring 2009...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (3): 481–510.
Published: 01 September 2007
... description of the developments of the 1930s will be given. Hardy and Cox (1927) review the leading forecasting services of their time, which were the Babson Statisti- cal Organization, the Brookmire Economic Service, the Harvard Commit- tee on Economic Research, the Standard Statistics Company...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 327–342.
Published: 01 December 2021
..., Sascha, 188 Bullock, Charles, 142, 147n2 Beveridge, William, 158 60, 163 forecasting, 150 53, 157, 161, Biddle, Jeff, 18 19, 176, 179, 181 82, 164 65 Harvard Committee on Economic 198, 260 Research, 142, 162 big data. See data revolution London and Cambridge Economic Big Push proposals, 33 Service, 157...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (2): 233–265.
Published: 01 June 2017
....” In Econometrics of Planning and Efficiency , edited by Sengupta Jati Kadekodi Gopal , 23 – 48 . Springer Science & Business Media . Friedman Walter A. 2009 . “The Harvard Economic Service and the Problems of Forecasting.” History of Political Economy 41 ( 1 ): 57 – 88...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (2): 173–182.
Published: 01 June 1987
... or to commissioned government studies, there were other data-gathering research outfits that profited from business support. The best-known of these was the Harvard Economic Service organized by Charles J. Bullock and run by Warren Persons-a business cycle research and forecasting concern that attracted...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 59–84.
Published: 01 December 2020
...: Chester I. Barnard. Born in 1886, Barnard had studied economics at Harvard for three years. However, ‚nancial constraints drove him to leave Harvard for AT&T without a degree in 1909. Courtesy of a family connection to AT&T exec- utive Walter Gifford, Barnard found a position in AT&T s new Statistical...
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History of Political Economy (1993) 25 (suppl_1): 131–156.
Published: 01 January 1993
... search and theory he encountered at the Dutch Central Bureau of Statis­ tics (CBS), which had borrowed its methods from the Harvard Economic Service and the Berlin Institut für Konjunkturforschung. Business-cycle research at these institutions consisted of the construction of economic barometers...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (2): 165–176.
Published: 01 June 2017
... wonderful (2014) book, Fortune Tellers, that is all about businessmen and their contributions to economics. If it was not for the success of Babson and others, the Harvard Economic Service might not have been estab- lished to pioneer the forecasting business (same for Irving Fisher). Busi- ness cycle...
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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 1983
... school of the day, Harvard University. He acted as thesis director or adviser to a large number of students who were to gain fame or noteworthiness in economics in later years. His professional and public service was wide in scope and variety and acknowledged by honors and reputation. Yet...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (2): 243–266.
Published: 01 June 1980
...- view of Economic Statistics and the Harvard Economic Service Weekly Letter, Davis capitalized on his service on the Allied Maritime Transport Council (1918-1919), on his work with Dwight W. Morrow on their “Memorandum on the Economic and Financial Condition of France’’ in conjunction...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (1): 59–92.
Published: 01 March 2017
... . Baumol William J. 1952 . Welfare Economics and the Theory of the State . Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press . Benham F. C. 1934 . “Notes on the Pure Theory of Public Finance.” Economica 1 ( 4 ): 436 – 58 . Bergson Abram . 1938 . “A Reformulation of Certain...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (Supplement): 187–212.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... Harvard also had much stronger ties to the world of Washington than did Chicago. During World War II, Mason had been one of the most important economists in government, as head of the economics section of the Of¥ce of Strategic Services’ Research and Analysis Branch (Katz 1989, chap. 4).3...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (S1): 76–93.
Published: 01 December 2018
... World , edited by Cheng Chu-yuan , 11 – 51 . Boulder, Colo. : Westview . Schwartz Benjamin . 1964 . In Search of Wealth and Power . Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press . Staley Eugene . 1944 . World Economic Development . Montreal...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (4): 673–708.
Published: 01 November 2009
... expanded on Daniels’s discussion of public utilities as natural monopolies in an analysis that closely paralleled AT&T’s position and that of other economists in the Brief. A professor of economics at Harvard and editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Taussig acknowledged public utilities...
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History of Political Economy (2002) 34 (4): 789–809.
Published: 01 November 2002
.... Nankai Social and Economic Quarterly 9.4 : 919 -1006. ____. 1939 . Industrialization for China's Southwest. China Quarterly 4.2 : 299 -306. ____. 1942a . Economic Reconstruction in Wartime China. Harvard Business Review 20.4 : 415 -26. ____. 1942b . The Postwar Industrialization...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (suppl_1): 1–19.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Donald . 1977 . The Economic Advisory Council, 1930-1939: A Study in Economic Advice during Depression and Recovery . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Igo Sarah Elizabeth . 2007 . The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public . Cambridge : Harvard...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (3): 575–604.
Published: 01 September 2009
... in favour of Fiscal Policy; the evolution of its monetary framework in the early 1930's. Finally, we compare his position with the ones associated with the early Chicago school and with the ones stemming from the Harvard economic department where Viner had been trained and with which he continued...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 September 1994
... and the Social Product. International Economic Papers 6 ( November ): 148 -211. Translated by A. W. Marget. Schumpeter , Joseph A. [1934] 1949 . The Theory of Economic Development . Translated by Redvers Opie from The Theory of Economic Development, 2d German edition. Cambridge: Harvard University...