Guy Orcutt

Guy H. Orcutt
Born (1917-07-05)July 5, 1917
Died March 5, 2006(2006-03-05) (aged 88)
Bowie, Maryland
Nationality American
Field Econometrics
Alma mater University of Michigan
Contributions Cochrane–Orcutt estimation

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 0-299-16290-7.
  2. Watts, H. W. (1991). "Distinguished Fellow: An Appreciation of Guy Orcutt". Journal of Economic Perspectives. 5: 171. doi:10.1257/jep.5.1.171.
  3. View/Search Fellows of the ASA, accessed 2016-07-23.
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