Gerhard Tintner

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Gerhard Tintner
Born (1907-09-29)September 29, 1907
Nuremberg, Bavaria
Died November 13, 1983(1983-11-13) (aged 76)
Vienna, Austria
Nationality Austrian American
Institutions Iowa State University
University of Southern California
Field Econometrics
Alma mater University of Vienna
Influences Oskar Morgenstern
Influenced Richard Loree Anderson
Robert Basmann
Oswald Brownlee
Clifford Hildreth
George Judge

Gerhard Tintner (September 29, 1907 – November 13, 1983) was an Austrian American economist who worked most of his career in the United States. Tintner is known for his contributions during the formation years of econometrics as a discipline.[1][2] In an appraisal of his work, Karl A. Fox lauded Tintner as one of the “foremost econometricians of our time.”[3]

Born to Austrian parents in Nuremberg, Bavaria, Tintner studied economics, statistics, and law at the University of Vienna, where he received his doctor's degree in 1929.[4] He was a staff member of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research in 1936, before leaving Austria for the United States, “as he was pessimistic regarding the future of Austria”.[5] He briefly worked as a Research Fellow at the Cowles Commission before joining faculty at Iowa State College, where he was promoted professor in 1946 and remained until 1962, when he resigned to join the staff of the University of Pittsburgh. In 1963, he accepted a position as Distinguished Professor of Economics and Mathematics at the University of Southern California. Returning to Austria in 1973, he accepted an appointment as Professor and Head (1973–1978) of the Institut für Ökonometrie at Vienna University of Technology, a position he held until retirement.[6]


  1. Deistler, Manfred; Deutsch, Edwin (1984). "Gerhard Tintner 1907–1983". Econometrica. 52 (4): 1077–1078. JSTOR 1911204.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Qin, Duo (1993). The Formation of Econometrics: A Historical Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 28–31. ISBN 0-19-828388-1.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Fox, Karl A. (1969). "The Invisible Revolution in Economics: Emergence of a Mathematical Science". Economic Models, Estimation and Risk Programming: Essays in Honor of Gerhard Tintner. Berlin: Springer. pp. 2–19. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-46198-9_1. ISBN 3-540-04638-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Sengupta, Jati K. (1969). "The Econometric Work of Gerhard Tintner". Economic Models, Estimation and Risk Programming: Essays in Honor of Gerhard Tintner. Berlin: Springer. pp. 20–33. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-46198-9_2. ISBN 3-540-04638-0.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Feichtinger, Johannes (2001). Wissenschaft zwischen den Kulturen: Österreichische Hochschullehrer in der Emigration 1933–1945. Campus Verlag. p. 200.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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