DENIS SARGAN: SOME PERSPECTIVES
I attempt to present Denis Sargan's work in some kind of historical perspective, in two ways. First, I discuss some previous members of the Tooke Chair of Economic Science and Statistics, which was founded in 1859 and which Sargan held. Second, I discuss one of his articles, “Asymptotic Theory and Large Models,” in relation to modern preoccupations with semiparametric econometrics. a
c1 Address correspondence to: Peter M. Robinson, Department of Economics, London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK.
a This research was supported by a Leverhulme Trust Personal Research Professorship and ESRC grant R000239252. I thank Peter Phillips for helpful comments and Javier Hualde for obtaining material employed in Section 2. Section 2 is based partly on my Doctor Honoris Causa investiture address at Carlos III Madrid University, in October 2000.