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Author Evans, Robert, 1968-
Title Macroeconomic forecasting : a sociological appraisal / Robert Evans.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.

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Author Evans, Robert, 1968-
Series Routledge studies in the modern world economy
Routledge studies in the modern world economy.
Subject Economic forecasting.
Macroeconomics -- Econometric models.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 233 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Drawing on interviews with the UK government's Panel of Independent Forecasters, the author shows how economic models, forecasts and policy analysis depend crucially upon the judgements of economists.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of equations; List of models; Acknowledgements; Who knows what tomorrow brings? Brief introductions to the sociology of scientific knowledge and to economic forecasting; Cherished beliefs and t-statistics: how economic models are estimated; Extrapolations and expertise: how economic forecasts are made; Soothsaying or science? Choosing between economic models; Different models: economic forecasts in February 1993; Different futures: controversies and disputes in July 1993
Difficult choices: policy recommendations in October 1993Economic models, economic policy and science studies; Appendix A: equations used in the econometric model; Notes; Bibliography; Interviews; Index
ISBN 0203255097 (electronic bk.)
9780203255094 (electronic bk.)
0415206944 (alk. paper)
9780415206945 (alk. paper)
0203027205 (e-book)
9780203027202 (e-book)
OCLC # 50175386
Additional Format Print version: Evans, Robert, 1968- Macroeconomic forecasting. Taylor & Francis e-Library ed. London ; New York : Routledge, 2002 0203027205

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