The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
| Editors: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Persons, Warren Milton (1878–1937)

  • George S. Tavlas
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Persons was born on 12 March 1878 in West De Pere, Wisconsin; he died on 11 October 1937 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After studying mathematics and economics at the University of Wisconsin, he taught at several universities, including Harvard where he became, in 1919, the first editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics.


Business-cycle measurement Correlation coefficient Equation of exchange Persons, W. M. Quantity theory of money Time series analysis 

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  • George S. Tavlas
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