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Ragnar Frisch

What is 'Ragnar Frisch'

A Norwegian economist and joint winner in 1969 of the very first Nobel Prize in Economics, along with Jan Tinbergen, for his research in econometrics. Ragnar Frisch's other areas of research included time series, linear regression analysis, production theory and business cycles. He worked to establish economics as a science, founded the Econometric Society, and coined the terms "econometrics," "microeconomics" and "macroeconomics."


Explaining 'Ragnar Frisch'

Frisch was born in 1895 in Norway. He began his career as a gold and silversmithing apprentice in order to work in the family business but became interested in economics through his university studies. He earned his Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Oslo, where he became a professor and taught for many years. He died in 1973. The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research at the University of Oslo and the Frisch Medal for outstanding econometrics papers are named in his honor.


Further Reading


Ragnar Frisch and the postwar Norwegian economy
uia.brage.unit.no [PDF]
Ragnar Frisch (1895-1973) received the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science together with Jan Tinbergen in 1969 for having played an important role in ensuring that mathematical techniques figure prominently in modern economic analysis. Frisch was also a …

Ragnar Frisch at the UniversityRagnar Frisch at the University
books.google.com [PDF]
Ragnar Frisch (1895-1973) received the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science together with Jan Tinbergen in 1969 for having played an important role in ensuring that mathematical techniques figure prominently in modern economic analysis. Frisch was also a …

Ragnar Frisch, Editor of Econometrica 1933-1954Ragnar Frisch, Editor of Econometrica 1933-1954
www.jstor.org [PDF]
Ragnar Frisch (1895-1973) received the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science together with Jan Tinbergen in 1969 for having played an important role in ensuring that mathematical techniques figure prominently in modern economic analysis. Frisch was also a …

Ragnar Frisch and the Foundation of the Econometric Society andRagnar Frisch and the Foundation of the Econometric Society and
books.google.com [PDF]
Ragnar Frisch (1895-1973) received the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science together with Jan Tinbergen in 1969 for having played an important role in ensuring that mathematical techniques figure prominently in modern economic analysis. Frisch was also a …

Remittances, financial market development, and economic growth: the case of Latin America and the CaribbeanRemittances, financial market development, and economic growth: the case of Latin America and the Caribbean
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
Ragnar Frisch (1895-1973) received the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science together with Jan Tinbergen in 1969 for having played an important role in ensuring that mathematical techniques figure prominently in modern economic analysis. Frisch was also a …

The new economic nationalismThe new economic nationalism
link.springer.com [PDF]
Ragnar Frisch (1895-1973) received the first Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science together with Jan Tinbergen in 1969 for having played an important role in ensuring that mathematical techniques figure prominently in modern economic analysis. Frisch was also a …