Saturday, February 18, 2012

Early Contributions to Training in Econometrics at the USDA

My colleague, Malcolm Rutherford, has recently published a really interesting paper on the history of statistical and economic education at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School. The school was founded in 1921, and exists to this day. As Malcolm explains, the USDA Graduate School played a seminal role in instruction in statistics in the 1930's, at a time when Econometrics was in its infancy.