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Some Notes on the Scientific Methods of Simon Kuznets

Robert W. Fogel

NBER Working Paper No. 2461
Issued in December 1987
NBER Program(s):Development of the American Economy

This paper discusses the scientific methods that guided the economic research of Simon Kuznets, with particular stress on his approach to measurement and theory. The paper closes with the transcription of a brief autobiographical talk by Kuznets at a dinner in honor of his eightieth birthday.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w2461

Published: Economic Development, the Family, and Income Distribution: Selected Essays, S. Kuznets. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989.

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