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    Causation and Specification in Economic Theory and Econometrics.Franklin M. Fisher - 1969 - Synthese 20 (4):489 - 500.
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  2. Economic Analysis of Production Price Indexes.Franklin M. Fisher & Karl Shell - 1997 - Cambridge University Press.
    This work on index-number construction focuses on production indexes, including output and input deflators that can be used for constructing real output and real input. Fisher and Shell treat separately the different production units: the firm, the industry, and the economy, as well as the different forms of industrial organization: monopoly, monopsony, and competition. Only in the simplest cases is the appropriate theory isomorphic to that of the cost-of-living index because of the interlinkages among the various production units. A firm (...)
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    On the Analysis of History and the Interdependence of the Social Sciences.Franklin M. Fisher - 1960 - Philosophy of Science 27 (2):147-158.
    The views of some historians and philosophers of history as to the possibility of fruitful historical generalization seem at odds with the underlying methodology of the other social sciences. A formal model of the world historical process is here presented within which this apparent contradiction is seen to be resolvable in terms of modern theories of probability and stochastic processes. This is done by giving rigorous form to procedures and statements in the social sciences. A formal treatment of the dependence (...)
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    Symposium on Marshall's Tendencies: 2 Well-Grounded Theory, and Aggregation.Franklin M. Fisher - 2002 - Economics and Philosophy 18 (1):17-20.
    In Marshall's Tendencies (Sutton, 2000), John Sutton poses some fairly deep questions for economists, especially for empirical work. In particular, when (if ever) is it safe to behave as though the applies? In that paradigm, we are attempting to extract and estimate the model from the data and are only kept from doing so because, while economic analysis captures the main , there are many small influences that we cannot exactly take into account. That paradigm, which Sutton traces to an (...)
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