International Statistical Review
- Internat. Statist. Rev.
- Volume 73, Number 2 (2005), 223-226.
Statistics and the Wealth of Nations
The relationship of statistics and national prosperity is not a simple causal one, but some historical examples suggest a persistent association. A number of examples are considered, from the political arithmetic of the seventeenth century to the quality assurance methods of the 1950s, and a few speculative conclusions are offered.
Internat. Statist. Rev., Volume 73, Number 2 (2005), 223-226.
First available in Project Euclid: 4 August 2005
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Stigler, Stephen M. Statistics and the Wealth of Nations. Internat. Statist. Rev. 73 (2005), no. 2, 223--226. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.isr/1123164873