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Obituary: Henri Theil, 1924–2000


  • Teun Kloek


This note contains a short biography of Professor Henri Theil and a brief sketch of his contributions to econometrics and related fields. Professor Theil is known as the author of the Principles of Econometrics, one of the most cited advanced textbooks of econometrics, and in particular made a large number of contributions including two and three stage least squares, the inequality coefficient, the Rotterdam model of consumer demand and the entropy based measure for income inequality.

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  • Teun Kloek, 2001. "Obituary: Henri Theil, 1924–2000," Statistica Neerlandica, Netherlands Society for Statistics and Operations Research, vol. 55(3), pages 263-269, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:stanee:v:55:y:2001:i:3:p:263-269
    DOI: 10.1111/1467-9574.00169

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