The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Almon, Shirley Montag (1935–1975)

  • Roger N. Waud
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Shirley Almon was born on 6 February 1935, in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania and died on 27 September 1975, in College Park, Maryland. She graduated from Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1956, and received her Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1964. The essence of her Ph.D. dissertation was published in Econometrica (1965), a frequently cited article that introduced a new statistical technique for estimating distributed lags. This technique, now commonly known as the Almon lag, has been widely used in numerous econometric studies.

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  • Roger N. Waud
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