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Rodolfo Benini e gli inizi dell'economia applicata in Italia

Rodolfo Benini: the beginnings of applied economics in Italy

Bruno Sitzia ()

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Abstract: This paper comments the content and methodology of an article published in 1907 by Rodolfo Benini, an Italian statistician active at the beginning o last century, that is credited by Carl F. Christ (A.E.R., 1985)to have been the first to use multiple regression as an instrument of applied demand ananysis. The original calculations are replicated the comments of Benini are reinterpreted in the light of modern theory. The result of the investigation confirm that Benini can indeed be considered one of the founders of modern econometrics.

Keywords: economic hystory; econometric hystory; early econometrics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B16 B13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 1998, Revised 2002
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