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Edmond Malinvaud - an Economist's Econometrician

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Malinvaud is one of the enduring figures of 20th century economics. In the world of econometrics he reinstated the rigor of the Cowles Commission researchers of the 1940s and delivered a unified thematic for the field that echoed the genius of Ragnar Frisch. His advanced textbook ?Méthodes Statistiques de l'Économétrie? stood without peer as a commanding treatise of econometrics that delivered its first rigorous exposition, demonstrated its inherent capabilities, and signaled its emerging power in evidence-based economic analysis. Throughout his long career, Malinvaud was an exemplar of resistance to the forces that drive quantitative economics toward balkanization. In his research, his teaching, his policy contributions and his economic philosophy, Malinvaud proved to be the intellectual heir of Ragnar Frisch, making him an econometrician for all economists.

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  • Peter C. B. Phillips, 2017. "Edmond Malinvaud - an Economist's Econometrician," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 125-126, pages 135-151.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2017:i:125-126:p:135-151
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    Edmond Malinvaud; Ragnar Frisch; Geometry of Least Squares and Nonlinear Regression; Asymptotic Theory; Simultaneous Equations;

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    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • B23 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - Econometrics; Quantitative and Mathematical Studies
    • C10 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - General

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