Gerhard Tintner
Born(1907-09-29)29 September 1907
Died13 November 1983(1983-11-13) (aged 76)
Vienna, Austria
NationalityAustrian American
Academic career
InstitutionsIowa State University
University of Southern California
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
Ludwig von Mises
Richard Loree Anderson
Clifford Hildreth
Robert Basmann
InfluencesOskar Morgenstern

Gerhard Tintner (29 September 1907 – 13 November 1983) was an Austrian 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 a festschrift in honor of Tintner's 60th birthday, 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. In 1951 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[6] He remained at Iowa State 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.[7]


  1. ^ Deistler, Manfred; Deutsch, Edwin (1984). "Gerhard Tintner 1907–1983". Econometrica. 52 (4): 1077–1078. JSTOR 1911204.
  2. ^ Qin, Duo (1993). The Formation of Econometrics: A Historical Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 28–31. ISBN 0-19-828388-1.
  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.
  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.
  5. ^ Feichtinger, Johannes (2001). Wissenschaft zwischen den Kulturen: Österreichische Hochschullehrer in der Emigration 1933–1945. Campus Verlag. p. 200. ISBN 9783593365848.
  6. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA Archived 2016-06-16 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2016-07-23.
  7. ^ "Gerhard Tintner Papers, RS 13/9/52, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library". Retrieved 2020-02-05.

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