The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Anderson, Oskar Nikolayevich (1887–1960)

  • Heinrich L. Strecker
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Anderson was born on 2 August 1887 in Minsk, Russia, and died on 12 February 1960 in Munich, Federal Republic of Germany. As a disciple of Aleksandr A. Tschuprow the younger in St Petersburg, Anderson was a pioneer in statistics and econometrics. After leaving Russia in 1920 he became professor of statistics at the universities of Varna and Sofia in Bulgaria (until 1942), Kiel (until 1947) and Munich.


Anderson O. N. Econometric Society Econometrics Index numbers Quantity theory of money Sample surveys Statistics and economics Tschuprow A. A. Variate difference method 

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  1. Fels, E.M. 1968. Anderson, Oskar N. In International encyclopedia of statistics, vol. 1. London: Macmillan.Google Scholar
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  • Heinrich L. Strecker
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