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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (4): 524–541.
Published: 01 November 1980
...Claude Ménard History of Political Economy 12:4 0 1980 by Duke University Press Three forms of resistance to statistics: Say, Cournot, Walras Claude Me‘nard, Universite de Paris (Panthkon-Sorbonne...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 541–543.
Published: 01 September 2012
...H. Spencer Banzhaf 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 . Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 Book Reviews The Cost...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (1): 169–205.
Published: 01 March 1999
... Holt. Frickey , Edwin. 1942 . Economic Fluctuations in the United States: A Systematic Analysis of Long Run Trends and Business Cycles 1866–1914 . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Frisch , Ragnar. 1927 . The Analysis of Statistical Time Series . Oslo University. Mimeographed...
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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (5): 1002–1005.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Thomas A. Stapleford tstaplef@nd.edu Making It Count: Statistics and Statecraft in the Early People's Republic of China . By Arunabh Ghosh . Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press , 2020 . 360 pp. $45.00 (hardback). Copyright 2022 by Duke University Press 2022...
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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...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 113–138.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Mary S. Morgan This article investigates the role played by narrative in drawing inferences from statistics before the adoption of formal inference regimes in economics. Two well-known, and exemplary, cases of informal inference provide the materials. Nikolai Kondratiev’s struggles to make...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 207–226.
Published: 01 December 2021
... be done by someone who is not an expert on the cases under study. Pictorial Statistics Marcel Boumans This article discusses Francis Galton s method of inductive inference where the data are photographs. Although Galton used photographs of all kinds of objects, such as human faces, human skulls...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 190–212.
Published: 01 December 2001
...Martin C. Kohli Correspondence may be addressed to Martin Kohli, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 201 Varick Street, Room 808, New York, NY 10014. Duke University Press 2001 Battelle Memorial Institute. 1973 . Interactions of Science and Technology in the Innovative Process:Some...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (3): 447–480.
Published: 01 September 2008
... of Economic Thought 8 : 332 -62. ———. 2001b . March to Numbers: The Statistical Style of Lucien March. In The Age of Economic Measurement, edited by Judy L. Klein and Mary S. Morgan. HOPE 33 (supplement): 86 -110. ———. 2002 . Genèse et nature de la Théorie de la spéculation: Les...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (suppl_1): 27–45.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Emmanuel Didier What does it mean for a small bunch of civil service statisticians to observe something as huge as the whole American agriculture? What are the eyes that can see this? We answer this question focusing on the actual practice of statistical observation at the beginning...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (S1): 175–203.
Published: 01 December 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 (2007) 39 (3): 511–527.
Published: 01 September 2007
.... 1960 . A Limitation of the Optimum Property of the Sequential Probability Ratio Test. In Contributions to Probability and Statistics: Essays in Honor of Harold Hotelling , edited by I. Olkin et al., 57 -69. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Box, J. Fisher. 1978 . R. A. Fisher, the Life...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (2): 324–325.
Published: 01 June 2007
... was successful in a series of auctions at Downing Street at which 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...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (4): 607–651.
Published: 01 November 1999
.... Quarterly Journal 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...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (4): 771–772.
Published: 01 November 1999
...Esther-Mirjam Sent Judy L. Klein. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. 366 pp. $64.95. Copyright © 1999 by Duke University Press 1999 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 (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 (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 (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 (2021) 53 (S1): 53–80.
Published: 01 December 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 (2021) 53 (S1): 139–174.
Published: 01 December 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...