# The Life and Economic Thought of Harold Hotelling

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Harold Hotelling was one of the most important of the twentieth-century pioneers of mathematical economics and mathematical statistics.^{1} In both fields he is recognised for his powerful theoretical contributions^{2} and he was a most effective and caring teacher. His influence, both as an economist and as a statistician, is felt not only through his publications (a large number of which are seminal^{3}), but also through his students, amongst whom one can count many of the leading economists and statisticians of the next generation.^{4}

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