Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Application of mathematical and statistical techniques to economics in the study of problems, the analysis of data, and the development and testing of theories and models.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The branch of economics that applies statistical methods to the empirical study of economic theories and relationships.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the application of mathematics and statistics to the study of economic and financial data.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the application of mathematics and statistics to the study of economic and financial data

Etymologies

econo(mics) + -metrics.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
econo(my) +‎ -metrics. Although the first known use of the term was by Pawel Ciompa in 1910, Ragnar Frisch is given credit for coining the term in the sense that it is used today. (Wiktionary)

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  • According to American Heritage Dictionary (4th ed.), "Application of mathematical and statistical techniques to economics in the study of problems, the analysis of data, and the development and testing of theories and models."

    February 13, 2009

  • Econometric Society link

    October 31, 2008