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Abraham Wald

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

(1902–50; b. Cluj, Romania; d. Travancore, India)

Hungarian geometer and statistician. Wald gained his PhD in geometry in 1931 from U Vienna. In 1938, on the Nazi seizure of...

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Ayres, Leonard Porter

Mary B. Stavish.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Organization and Management of Education; Probability and Statistics; Economics. 1150 words.

Ayres, Leonard Porter (15 September 1879–29 October 1946), educator, statistician, and economist, was born in Niantic, Connecticut, the son of Milan Church Ayres and Georgiana Gall. His...

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Babson, Roger Ward

Clifford Putney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Banking; Probability and Statistics. 1115 words.

Babson, Roger Ward (06 July 1875–05 March 1967), businessman, author, and philanthropist, was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the son of Nathaniel Babson, a dry-goods merchant and...

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BLUE

Overview page. Subjects: Economics — Probability and Statistics.

(best linear unbiased estimator)

An estimator that is unbiased, is formed from a linear combination of the observations, and has the smallest variance of all such estimators.

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Box–Cox transformation

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

A transformation to normality suggested by Box and Sir David Cox in 1964. They proposed a family of transformations that might be used to convert a general set of n observations into a set...

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Box–Jenkins approach

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

A method of identification, estimation, and diagnostic checking of autoregressive integrated moving average (ARIMA) models. First, sample autocorrelation coefficients and partial...

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Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician

Cornelius Walford.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Insurance. 362 words.

Brown, Samuel (1811–1875), actuary and statistician, was born in London on 24 March 1811, the second son in the family of five sons and two daughters of John Aquila Brown (d. 1830), a...

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continuous random variable

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A random variable is said to be continuous or have a continuous distribution if it can assume any value from a continuous range. The range can be infinite. The cumulative distribution...

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Devons, Ely (1913–1967), statistician and economist

Alec Cairncross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Probability and Statistics; Economics. 1108 words.

Devons, Ely (1913–1967), statistician and economist, was born in Bangor, north Wales, on 29 July 1913, the second eldest in a family of three boys and three girls of David Isaac Devons, a...

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Dickey–Fuller test

Overview page. Subjects: Probability and Statistics — Economics.

A test of the null hypothesis that a stochastic process is a random walk (possibly with drift and/or deterministic trend) against the alternative that it is stationary, under the assumption...

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