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History of Political Economy 175–203.
Published: 26 August 2021
...Thomas A. Stapleford This article explores the recent history of the data revolution in economics, arguing that many of its features parallel the vision for statistical economics championed by Wesley Mitchell during the interwar period. Seeing the data revolution as kin to Mitchell’s hopes...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (4): 607–651.
Published: 01 November 1999
... of Economics 36 : 545 -80. Ayres , L. 1927 . The Dilemma of the New Statistics. Journal of the American Statistical Association 22 : 1 -8. Bean , L. H. 1929 . The Farmer's Response to Price. Journal of Farm Economics 11 : 368 -85. Bence-Jones , H. 1900 . On the Consumption...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (4): 771–772.
Published: 01 November 1999
...Esther-Mirjam Sent Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 Judy L. Klein. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 366 pp. $64.95. Book Reviews Statistical Visions in Time: A History of Time Series Analysis 1662-1938. By Judy L. Klein. Cambridge: Cambridge University...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (1): 187–189.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Geoffrey M. Hodgson Schumpeter’s Evolutionary Economics: A Theoretical, Historical and Statistical Analysis of the Engine of Capitalism . By Andersen Esben Sloth . London : Anthem , 2009 . 493 pp. $175.00 (hardback); $50.00 (paperback) . Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press...
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History of Political Economy (1977) 9 (1): 154.
Published: 01 March 1977
..., Induction and Statistical Znference. By Ian Hacking. London and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1975. Pp. 209. $15.95. In nineteen brief chapters, Hacking explores the development of our mod- ern conceptions of probability and induction in the context of fifteenth- through...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (1): 184–186.
Published: 01 March 1990
.... Lawrence University JEFFREY T. YOUNG The probabilistic revolution. Edited by Lorenz Kriiger, Lorraine Daston, Mi- chael Heidelberger, Gerd Gigerenzer, and Mary Morgan. 2 vols. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987. 449, 459 pp. The rise of statistical thinking, 1820-1900...
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History of Political Economy (2020) 52 (S1): 59–84.
Published: 01 December 2020
... & Telegraph. I argue that distinct structural features of telephone engineering in general, and AT&T in particular, created overlaps between the practices of engineering and economics, and also opened space for Rorty to craft a broader vision for the “statistical control of business” through...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (3): 511–527.
Published: 01 September 2007
...David Teira Milton Friedman, the Statistical Methodologist David Teira You asked me if I read methodology and philosophy. I’ve read a great deal in the fi eld of statistical methodology and statistical philosophy. —Milton Friedman to J. D...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (2): 324–325.
Published: 01 June 2007
... government debt was allocated, and he needed a detailed knowledge to be suc- cessful in these. Series of statistics infl uenced bidding at these auctions, and Davis suggests that tax receipts by the government were especially important. These were watched and infl uenced opinion in the same way...
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History of Political Economy 53–80.
Published: 26 August 2021
...Jeff Biddle Statistical inference is the process of drawing conclusions from samples of statistical data about things not fully described or recorded in those samples. During the 1920s, economists in the United States articulated a general approach to statistical inference that downplayed the value...
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History of Political Economy 139–174.
Published: 26 August 2021
...Laetitia Lenel The article investigates the methods and conceptions of statistical inference used in business forecasting in the United States and in Europe in the 1920s. After presenting the methods and arguments used by the members of the Harvard Committee on Economic Research in the first years...
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History of Political Economy 27–52.
Published: 26 August 2021
... theories. Instead, he drew inferences from statistics in case studies to argue that no special economic theory was required in the development space. He packaged these studies as statistical parables to provoke skepticism of development theory among those involved in direct technical assistance...
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History of Political Economy 1–24.
Published: 26 August 2021
... through a Survey of Journal Articles .” In From Interwar Pluralism to Postwar Neoclassicism , edited by Morgan Mary S. Rutherford Malcolm . History of Political Economy 30 ( supplement ): 85 – 107 . Biddle Jeff E. 1999 . “ Statistical Economics, 1900–1950 .” History of Political...
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History of Political Economy 259–292.
Published: 26 August 2021
...Amanar Akhabbar How to infer from uncontrolled data the numerical values of the parameters of an econometric model? In interwar econometrics, this problem of statistical induction was tackled in various ways. Wassily Leontief’s inter-industry method offers a case study of a nonprobabilistic...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (Suppl_1): 25–70.
Published: 01 December 2000
...Judy L. Klein Duke University Press 2000 Arrow, Kenneth J. 1957 . Statistics and Economic Policy. Econometrica 25.4 : 523 -31. ____. 1958 . Utilities, Attitudes, Choices: A Review Note. Econometrica 26.1 : 1 -23. AT&T. 1989 . A History of Quality Control and Assurance...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 23–56.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Sybilla Nikolow A. F. W. Crome’s Measurements of the “Strength of the State”: Statistical Representations in Central Europe around 1800 Sybilla Nikolow This essay provides insights into practices of statistical representations produced, published, and debated in the German-speaking...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 86–110.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Franck Jovanovic; Philippe Le Gall March to Numbers: The Statistical Style of Lucien March Franck Jovanovic and Philippe Le Gall La réalité n’est qu’un vestige dans l’immense étendue des possibilités. Celles-ci ne forment pourtant point un chaos...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (1): 169–205.
Published: 01 March 1999
...Francisco Louçã Nikolai Kondratiev and the Early Consensus and Dissensions about History and Statistics Francisco Louçã Nikolai Kondratiev (1892–1938) was one of the most, if not the most influential of the talented young Russian economists working in the first third of this century...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 541–543.
Published: 01 September 2012
...H. Spencer Banzhaf Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 The Cost of Living in America: A Political History of Economic Statistics, 1880–2000 . By Stapleford Thomas A. . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2009 . xiii ; 440 pp. $31.00 . Book Reviews The Cost...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Mária Hidvégi This article offers a case study about the importance of Staatenkunde (descriptive statistics) for Cameralism and the development of economic thought in Hungary, a country that has been rarely included into political economic studies about Cameralism. It aims at showing how...