An Empirical Approach to Economic Intelligence in World War II

@article{Ruggles1947AnEA,
  title={An Empirical Approach to Economic Intelligence in World War II},
  author={Richard Ruggles and Henry Brodie},
  journal={Journal of the American Statistical Association},
  year={1947},
  volume={42},
  pages={72-91}
}
Abstract In early 1943 the Economic Warfare Division of the American Embassy in London started to analyze markings and serial numbers obtained from captured German equipment in order to obtain estimates of German war production and strength. This report is the story of the development of this technique in terms of the problems which arose and the ways in which they were solved. Various kinds of captured enemy equipment were studied by this technique. The first product to be so analyzed was… 

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