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1950-1959

    1959

  1. BB Mandelbrot (1959), "A note on a class of skew distribution function. analysis and critique of a paper by H.A. Simon", Information and Control, 2:90-99.
    [ Abstract: Simon's model (1955) concerning the class of frequency distributions generally associated with the name of G.K. Zipf. The main purpose is to show that Simon's model is analytically circular in the case of the linguistic laws of Estoup-Zipf and Willis-Yule. Insofar as the economic law of Pareto is concerned, Simon has himself noted that his model is a particular case of that of Champernowne; this is correct, with some reservation. A simplified version of Simon's model is included. ]

    1958

  2. MJ Beckmann (1958), "City hierarchies and the distribution of city size", Economic Development and Cultural Change, 6(3):243-248.

  3. BJL Berry, WL Garrison (1958), "Alternative explanantions of urban rank-size relationship", Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 48:83-91.

  4. FT Moore (1958), "A note on city size distribution", Economic Development and Cultural Change, 7:465-466.

  5. Herbert A Simon, Charles P Bonini (1958), "The size distribution of business firms", The American Economic Review, 48(4):607-617.

    1957

  6. GA Miller (1957), "Some effects of intermittent silence", American Journal of Psychology, 52:311-314.

  7. H.O.A. Wold, P. Whittle (1957), "A model explaining the Pareto distribution of wealth", Econometrica, 25(4):591-595.
    [Pareto's principle]

    1956

  8. PG Moore (1956), "The geometric, logarithmic and discrete Pareto forms of series", Journal of the Institute of Actuaries, 82:130-136.
    [Pareto's principle]

  9. AF Parker-Rhodes, T Joyce (1956), "A theory of word-distribution frequency", Nature, 178:1308.

    1955

  10. G Gamow, M Ycas (1955), "Statistical correlation of protein and ribonucleic acid composition", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 41(12):1011-1019.

  11. HA Simon (1955), "On a class of skew distribution functions", Biometrika, 42:425-440.
    [ PDF]
    [Yule's distribution]

    1954

  12. J Aitchison, JAC Brown (1954), "On criteria for descriptions of income distribution", Microeconomica, 6:88-98.

  13. GR Allen (1954), "The 'courbe des populations': a further analysis", Bulletin of the Oxford University Institute of Statistics, 16:179-189.

  14. Joseph M Juran (1954), "Universals in management planning and controlling", Management Review, 43(11):748-761.
    [Pareto's principle]

  15. BB Mandelbrot (1954), "Simple games of strategy occurring in communication through natural languages", Symposium on Statistical Methods in Communication Engineering (Berkely, Aug 17-18, 1953). appearing in Transactions of IRE (professional groups on information theory), 3:124-137.

  16. GA Milller (1954), "Communication", Annual Review of Psychology, 5:401-420.
    [a summary of Mandelbrot's result]

    1953

  17. D Champernowne (1953), "A model of income distribution", Economic Journal, 63:318-351.

  18. IJ Good (1957), "Distribution of word frequencies", Nature, 179:595.

  19. BB Mandelbrot (1953), in "Contribution a la Theorie Mathematique des Jeux de communication" (Institute of Statistics, Univ of Paris), 2:1-124.

  20. BB Mandelbrot (1953), "An informational theory of the statistical structure of languages", in Communication Theory, ed. W. Jackson (Betterworth), pages 486-502.

    1951

  21. Joseph M Juran (1951), ed. Quality Control Handbook (McGraw-Hill Book Company).
    [Pareto's principle]

  22. BB Mandelbrot (1951), "Adaptation d'un message a la ligne de transmission. I & II", Comptes Rendus (Paris), 232:1638-1640; 232:2003-2005.

    1950

  23. Joseph M Juran (1950), "Pareto. Lorenz, Cournot Bernoulli, Juran and Others", Industrial Quality Control, Oct 1950, p.25.
    [Pareto's principle]