A Conversation with Arnold Zellner

History of Economics Review, 51, Winter 2010, pp. 72-81

10 Pages Posted: 12 May 2012

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Ernst Juerg Weber

The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School

Michael McLure

University of Western Australia

Darrell Turkington

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

From the early 1960s onwards, Arnold Zellner has been publishing papers in the areas of statistical theory, econometric applications and macroeconomic modelling. This conversation canvasses Zellner’s transition from physics to economics, the reason for the renewal of interest in Bayes’s theorem in the twentieth century, the empirical methodology of science underpinning the Chicago School and the influence of Alfred Marshall on Zellner’s recent contributions to macroeconomic modelling. The main insights to have emerged in the course of the conversation centre on the historical influences on Zellner’s thinking and his contribution to the field of economic history.

Keywords: Arnold Zellner, Bayesian econometrics, history of thought

JEL Classification: B23, B31, C00, C10, C11, C30, C50, C61, D00, E00

Suggested Citation

Weber, Ernst Juerg and McLure, Michael and Turkington, Darrell, A Conversation with Arnold Zellner (2010). History of Economics Review, 51, Winter 2010, pp. 72-81, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2055038

Ernst Juerg Weber

The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School ( email )

Crawley, WA 6009
Australia

Michael McLure (Contact Author)

University of Western Australia ( email )

Nedlands, Western Australia 6907
Australia

Darrell Turkington

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

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