Conrad Leser

Conrad Leser (Conrad Emanuel Victor Leser or C. E. V. Leser) was a Research Professor in the ESRI from 1966 until 1967. A German econometrician (1915-1998), he studied in Switzerland and later at the London School of Economics. He also held posts at Manchester University and at the Australian National University in Canberra. He left the ESRI to become the first Professor of Econometrics at Leeds University in 1968. He was best known for his work on the Engel curve. He also proposed the Hodrick-Prescott Filter. See
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