STUDIES IN
ECONOMETRIC METHOD

by
COWLES COMMISSION RESEARCH STAFF MEMBERS
Edited by
WILLIAM C. HOOD AND TJALLING C. KOOPMANS
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York
Chapman & Hall, Limited, London
1953
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter  Page 
Preliminary Pages
I.  Economic Measurements for Policy and Prediction, by Jacob Marschak
II.  Identification Problems in Economic Model Construction, by Tjalling C. Koopmans 27 
III.  Causal Ordering and Identifiability, by Herbert A. Simon 49 
IV.  Methods of Measuring the Marginal Propensity to Consume, by Trygve Haavelmo 75 
V.  Statistical Analysis of the Demand for Food: Example of Simultaneous Estimation of Structural Equations, by M.A. Girshick and Trygve Haavelmo 92 
VI.  The Estimation of Simultaneous Linear Economic Relationships, by Tjalling C. Koopmans and William C. Hood 112 
VII.  Asymptotic Properties of Limited-Information Estimates under Generalized Conditions, by Herman Chernoff and Herman Rubin 200 
VIII.  An Example of Loss of Efficiency in Structural Estimation, by S.G. Allen, Jr. 213 
IX.  Sources and Size of Leasst-Squares Bias in a Two-Equation Model, by Jean Bronfenbrenner 221 
X.   The Computation of Maximum-Likelihood Estimates of Linear Structural Equations, by Herman Chernoff and Nathan Divinsky 236 
Corrections to Statistical Inference in Dynamic Economic Models, Cowles Commission Monograph 10 303 
References 305 
Index of Names 311 
Subject Index 313