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The Discovery of the Residual: An Historical Note

Zvi Griliches

NBER Working Paper No. 5348
Issued in November 1995
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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.

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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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