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The growth of Bayesian methods in statistics and economics since 1970. (English) Zbl 1331.62493

Summary: To measure the impact of Bayesian reasoning, this paper investigates the occurrence of two words, “Bayes” and “Bayesian”, since 1970 in journal articles in a variety of disciplines, with a focus on economics and statistics. The growth in statistics is documented, but the growth in economics is largely confined to economic theory/mathematical economics rather than econometrics.

MSC:

62P25 Applications of statistics to social sciences
62-03 History of statistics
01A60 History of mathematics in the 20th century
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