The Discovery of the Residual: An Historical Note

15 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2000 Last revised: 14 Aug 2021

Date Written: November 1995

Abstract

This note reviews the history of the 'residual,' from its earliest articulation in Copeland (1937) to its codification in Solow (1957), describing the various earlier contributions by Tinbergen, Stigler, Schmookler, Fabricant, Kendrick, Abramovitz and others.

Suggested Citation

Griliches, Zvi, The Discovery of the Residual: An Historical Note (November 1995). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=225411

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