Frisch, Ragnar


Frisch, Ragnar

▪ Norwegian economist
in full  Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch 
born March 1895, Oslo, Norway
died January 31, 1973, Oslo

      Norwegian econometrician (econometrics) and economist who was a joint winner (with Jan Tinbergen (Tinbergen, Jan)) of the 1969 Nobel Prize for Economics.

      Frisch was educated at the University of Oslo (Ph.D., 1926), where he was appointed to a specially created professorship in 1931, a post he held until his retirement in 1965. He was a pioneer of econometrics—the application of mathematical models and statistical techniques to economic data—and coined this and many other economics terms. One of the founders of the Econometric Society, he also was the editor of Econometrica for 21 years. In an article on business cycles (business cycle), Frisch was likely the first person to have referred to the study of individual firms and industries as “ microeconomics.” Moreover, he referred to the study of the aggregate economy as “ macroeconomics.”

      Frisch is particularly famous for the development of large-scale econometric modeling linked to economic planning and national income accounting. Through this type of work, he helped many academically trained economists gain entry into key civil service positions. Frisch was involved with a range of macroeconomic topics, including the trade cycle, production theory (production, theory of), consumer behaviour (consumption), and statistical theory. Many of the papers he published are regarded as classics.

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