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Henri Theil was one of the modern pioneers of econometrics whose work directly and indirectly influenced a whole generation of economists. His research included seminal contributions to econometric methodology, aggregation theory, the evaluation of forecasts, quantitative economic policy, information theory and its economic applications, management science, index numbers and the analysis of consumer demand. This collection consists of correspondence, papers and articles of Henri Theil, as well as an oral history audiotape and transcript conducted by Dr. Jacob Nyenhuis in March 2006 with Eleonore Theil. Within the collection are numerous articles Theil saved from other economists. Also included is a student card and picture from Theil’s early college years at Utrecht, and two photographs from later in his life. Extra copies of some of his books and books about Theil are stored at Archives 2.


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