Antedating of "Econometric"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Aug 13 16:37:42 UTC 2005

econometric (OED 1933)

1931 _Science_ 6 Feb. 161 (JSTOR)  On Monday evening a group of
mathematical economists met to form a new society, to be called the
Econometric Society, an International Society for the Advancement of
Economic Theory in its Relation to Statistics and Mathematics.

Fred Shapiro

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