History of Political Economy 39 (3):511-28 (2007)

David Teira
Sorbonne Université
In this paper I study Milton Friedman’s statistical education, paying special attention to the different methodological approaches (Fisher, Neyman and Savage) to which he was exposed. I contend that these statistical procedures involved different views as to the evaluation of statistical predictions. In this light, the thesis defended in Friedman’s 1953 methodological essay appears substantially ungrounded
Keywords Milton Friedman  Prediction in economics
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The Foundations of Statistics.Leonard J. Savage - 1954 - Wiley Publications in Statistics.
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The Theory of Statistical Decision.Leonard J. Savage - 1951 - Journal of the American Statistical Association 46:55--67.

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