Milton Friedman, the Statistical Methodologist

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



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David Teira
Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

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The Foundations of Statistics.Leonard J. Savage - 1954 - Wiley Publications in Statistics.
La Prévision: Ses Lois Logiques, Ses Sources Subjectives.Bruno de Finetti - 1937 - Annales de l'Institut Henri Poincaré 7 (1):1-68.
The Theory of Statistical Decision.Leonard J. Savage - 1951 - Journal of the American Statistical Association 46:55--67.

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