Guy Orcutt

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Guy H. Orcutt
Born(1917-07-05)July 5, 1917
DiedMarch 5, 2006(2006-03-05) (aged 88)
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Known forCochrane–Orcutt estimation
ChildrenAlice Nakamura
Harriet Orcutt Duleep
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorArthur Smithies
Doctoral studentsEdwin Kuh
John R. Meyer
Alice Rivlin

Guy Henderson Orcutt (July 5, 1917 – March 5, 2006) was an American econometrician. He was a long-time faculty member at the University of Wisconsin–Madison,[1] and is known for developing the Cochrane–Orcutt estimation procedure.

A native of Michigan, Orcutt earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree from the University of Michigan.[2]

In 1959 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.[3]


  1. ^ Cronon, E. David; Jenkins, John W. (1999). University of Wisconsin: Renewal to Revolution, 1945–1971. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. pp. 285–86. ISBN 978-0-299-16290-0.
  2. ^ Watts, H. W. (1991). "Distinguished Fellow: An Appreciation of Guy Orcutt". Journal of Economic Perspectives. 5: 171–179. doi:10.1257/jep.5.1.171.
  3. ^ View/Search Fellows of the ASA Archived 2016-06-16 at the Wayback Machine, accessed 2016-07-23.

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