Regression with Dummy Variables (Quantitative Applications by Melissa A Hardy

By Melissa A Hardy

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This approach to quantification can, incidentally, be virtually duplicated in a very similar approach to modelling, as I suggested to Alain. 28 M. Armatte Desrosières’s work in recent years was centred around the publication in 2008 by the Presses des Mines of a collection of articles in two volumes, whose titles ‘Pour une sociologie historique de la quantification’ and ‘Gouverner par les nombres’ clearly reflect the two approaches that he had sought throughout his life to combine: statistics as an evidencing tool and as a tool of government.

Desrosières, A. (1997). Refléter ou instituer : l'invention des indicateurs statistiques. In Dupoirier, E. -L. (Eds), Les indicateurs socio-politiques aujourd’hui, Paris : L’Harmattan, 15-33. * Desrosières, A. (1998). The Politics of Large Numbers. A History of Statistical Reasoning, Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Desrosières, A. (1999), La commission et l’équation : une comparaison des plans français et néerlandais entre 1945 et 1980. Genèses, 34, 28-52. , & Armatte, M. (2000). Méthodes mathématiques et statistiques en économie : nouvelles questions sur d'anciennes querelles.

The presentations were, curiously, divided between two themes: the history of statistics (Porter, Didier, Amossé, Mespoulet, Berlivet, Beck and Armatte) and the history of accounting (Miller, Chiapello, Lemarchand, Godechot and Capron). This programme is testimony to Alain Desrosières’s desire to widen the scope of his research. The parallel between statistics and accounting is, after all, very tempting, by virtue in particular of their dual ability to describe and constitute an economic reality by using an equivalent (counting of individuals in the former case, counting of monetary units in the latter).

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