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

Olav Bjerkholt

University of Oslo - Department of Economics; Frisch Centre

Date Written: December 13, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Bjerkholt, Olav, On the Founding of the Econometric Society (December 13, 2016). Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2017 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2532106 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2532106

Olav Bjerkholt (Contact Author)

University of Oslo - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 1095 Blindern
N-0317 Oslo
Norway

Frisch Centre ( email )

Gaustadalleen 21
N-0317 Oslo
Norway

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