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Introduction to Measurement with Theory

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  • Barnett, William A.
  • Diewert, W. Erwin
  • Zellner, Arnold

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This working paper is the first draft of an overview and commentary on the papers to appear in a Macroeconomic Dynamics Special Issue on Measurement with Theory. The included papers in the special issue are part of a larger initiative to promote "measurement with theory" in economics and planned to appear as special issues of other journals. A later revised draft of this initial commentary is planned to appear as the introduction to the Macroeconomic Dynamics special issue, expected to appear in 2010.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 14868.

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Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:14868

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  2. Apostolos Serletis, 2011. "Macroeconomics as a Science," Working Papers 2011-03, Department of Economics, University of Calgary, revised 17 Feb 2011.
  3. Hjertstrand, Per, 2013. "A Simple Method to Account for Measurement Errors in Revealed Preference Tests," Working Paper Series 990, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
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