Keynes among the statisticians

Aldrich, John (2006) Keynes among the statisticians. Southampton, UK, University of Southampton (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics 0611).


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This paper considers J. M. Keynes as a statistician and philosopher of statistics and the reaction of English statisticians to his critique of their work. It follows the development of Keynes's thinking through the two versions of his fellowship dissertation The Principles of Probability (1907/8) to his book A Treatise on Probability (1921). It places Keynes's ideas in the context of contemporary English and Continental statistical thought. Of the statisticians considered special attention is paid to the reactions of four: Edgeworth, Bowley, Jeffreys and R. A. Fisher

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Keywords: keynes, edgeworth, bowley, pearson, jeffreys, fisher, lexis, bortkiewicz
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CJ Numismatics
Q Science > QA Mathematics
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 42745
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Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:15

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