The Discovery of the Residual: An Historical Note
NBER Working Paper No. 5348
This note reviews the history of the 'residual,' from its earliest articulation in Copeland (1937) to its codification in Solow (1957), describing the various earlier contributions by Tinbergen, Stigler, Schmookler, Fabricant, Kendrick, Abramovitz and others.
Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w5348
Published: Journal of Economic Literature 34(3), Sept.1996, pp.1324-1330. citation courtesy of
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