On the Founding of the Econometric Society
Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2017
48 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2014 Last revised: 31 Jan 2017
Date Written: December 13, 2016
The first meeting of the Econometric Society took place in 1931 on the initiative of Ragnar Frisch. The meeting initiated the formation of an econometric community which influenced the transformation of economics through internationalization and mathematization. The article gives a documentary account of the meeting and its background and of how the Society established the first international journal in economics. The promising rise of European econometric came to an end when the last two interwar meetings collapsed under the dark forebodings of war.
Keywords: Econometric Society
JEL Classification: B23, B25
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