The Discovery of the Residual: An Historical Note
15 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2000 Last revised: 14 Aug 2021
Date Written: November 1995
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.
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