IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Veränderungsraten und ihre statistische Messung. Reminiszenzen und erneuerte Betrachtung / Statistical Measurement of Growth Rates. Reminiscence and the Problem Revisited


  • Wiegert Rolf

    () (Akad.Dir.a.D. Univ. Tübingen, Waldstr. 26, D-72116 Mössingen)


There was a discussion in the years 1964-66 in this journal about the best way to estimate growth rates. Inferential and descriptive methods were carefully carried out and discussed but the opinion of the protagonists remained different. This gap between thinking about theoretical and practically applied modelling is still of interest today. The problems of adequacy between matters and means applied is a serious problem of applied research and not fully discussed yet. The old struggle was just an opportunity to deal again seriously with these questions of main interest and to revisit them. Concerned with this debate a new method of estimating growth rates, capable of operating inferentially as well as descriptively, is carried out.

Suggested Citation

  • Wiegert Rolf, 2000. "Veränderungsraten und ihre statistische Messung. Reminiszenzen und erneuerte Betrachtung / Statistical Measurement of Growth Rates. Reminiscence and the Problem Revisited," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 220(6), pages 793-806, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:220:y:2000:i:6:p:793-806

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: For access to full text, subscription to the journal or payment for the individual article is required.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:220:y:2000:i:6:p:793-806. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Peter Golla). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.