Richard Francis Ruggles (1916–2001) was an American economist known for "developing accounting tools for measuring national income and improving price indexes used in formulating government policy."
During World War II he used photographs of destroyed German tank serial numbers to estimate production rates at different factories, solving the German tank problem. In 1942 he was awarded a PhD from Harvard University for thesis titled Price Structure and Distribution over the Cycle.
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- "Richard Ruggles, Noted Economic Statistician, Dies". Yale Bulletin. March 23, 2001. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- Feder, Barnaby J. (March 10, 2001). "Richard Ruggles, 84, Economist; Developed Measurement Tools". New York Times. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
- Ruggles, R.; Brodie, H. (1947). "An Empirical Approach to Economic Intelligence in World War II". Journal of the American Statistical Association 42 (237): 72. doi:10.1080/01621459.1947.10501915. JSTOR 2280189.
- Ruggles, Richard. "Price Structure and Distribution over the Cycle". ProQuest. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
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