Journal article

The Development of Econometrics in Australia: 1930–2000

Ross Williams

History of Economics Review | Informa UK Limited | Published : 2019


Econometrics was slow to be adopted in Australian universities but by the end of the century the output of Australian econometricians was ranked in the top five in the world. This paper documents the uneven development in research and teaching in the discipline over the period from 1930 to 2000 and examines the factors responsible for progress. The major contributions of Australians to the international literature are discussed.