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Keynes among the statisticians

Keynes among the statisticians
Keynes among the statisticians
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
keynes, edgeworth, bowley, pearson, jeffreys, fisher, lexis, bortkiewicz
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University of Southampton
Aldrich, John
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Aldrich, John
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Aldrich, John (2006) Keynes among the statisticians (Discussion Papers in Economics and Econometrics, 611) Southampton, UK. University of Southampton

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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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Published date: 2006
Keywords: keynes, edgeworth, bowley, pearson, jeffreys, fisher, lexis, bortkiewicz

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/42745
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Date deposited: 08 Feb 2007
Last modified: 13 Mar 2019 21:11

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