Judy L. Klein, 1997–1998

Natural and Artificial Seasonal Rhythms in 19th- and 20th-Century Commerce

1997-98

Economics, Mary Baldwin University

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Judy L. Klein wrote “The Rise of’Non‑October’ Econometrics: Kondratiev and Slutsky at the Moscow Conjuncture Institute,” which has been accepted for publication in History of Political Economy (spring 1999); “Slutsky and the Art of Macroeconometric Model Evaluation”; “The Normative Economics of Statistical Quality Control, 1924‑1952”; and “Controlling Gunfire, Inventory and Consumption with the Exponentially Weighted Moving Average.” She also revised an essay on “Modeling Business Cycles in 1927 when Neither Sun nor State Forced the Oscillations.” The latter three essays are chapters for a forthcoming book, Time Series Analysis in a Culture of Control, 1924‑1990. She did extensive research on her project on the history of seasonal rhythms in nineteenth‑ and twentieth‑century commerce. In the course of that research, she designed an interdisciplinary, undergraduate honors colloquium on “Economics, Science and Literature of Seasonal Rhythms.” She presented a paper, entitled “Statistical Modeling as a Political Act: Kondratiev and Slutsky at the Moscow Conjuncture Institute,” to the Veblen Society for the History and Philosophy of Economics in Chicago, and also to a joint meeting of the Triangle Universities’ Economic History Workshop and the Duke University History of Political Economy Workshop, held at the National Humanities Center. She also presented a paper, entitled “The Normative Economics of Statistical Quality Control, 1924‑1952,” to the Duke University History of Political Economy Workshop.