The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Wold, Herman O.A. (1908)

  • E. J. Hannan
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Wold was born at Skien in Norway on 25 December 1908 but the family migrated to Sweden in 1912. His university education was at Stockholm, where he took his doctoral degree in 1938, under H.A. Cramér. He became Professor of Statistics at Uppsala in 1942, moved to Gothenburg in 1970, and retired in 1975.

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  1. Bentzel, R., and H. Wold. 1946. On statistical demand analysis from the viewpoint of simultaneous equations. Skand. Aktuarietidskrift 29: 95–114.Google Scholar
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