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Fellow's Opinion: Econometrics, Data, and the World Wide Web

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  • William A. Barnett

    (Washington University in St. Louis)

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Fellows of the Journal of Econometrics are invited to publish personal opinions regarding the field of econometrics in that journal. This paper is a statement of my personal opinion about the potential role of the World Wide Web in improving data quality and availability in economics. The paper also relates to current controversies regarding federal data quality and biases in index numbers produced by federal government agencies, as well as potential proposals for governmental reform in the areas of data production.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Econometrics with number 9602001.

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Length: 6 pages
Date of creation: 07 Feb 1996
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpem:9602001

Note: Type of Document - Microsoft Word; prepared on Macintosh; to print on PostScript; pages: 6 ; figures: None. Forthcoming in the Journal of Econometrics
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  1. Barnett, William A & Fisher, Douglas & Serletis, Apostolos, 1992. "Consumer Theory and the Demand for Money," Journal of Economic Literature, American Economic Association, vol. 30(4), pages 2086-2119, December.
  2. K. Alec Chrystal & Ronald MacDonald, 1994. "Empirical evidence on the recent behavior and usefulness of simple-sum and weighted measures of the money stock," Proceedings, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Mar, pages 73-109.
  3. William A. Barnett & A. Ronald Gallant & Melvin J. Hinich & Jochen A. Jungeilges & Daniel T. Kaplan & Mark J. Jensen, 1996. "A Single-Blind Controlled Competition among Tests for Nonlinearity and Chaos," Econometrics 9602005, EconWPA, revised 20 Sep 1996.
  4. Milton Friedman & Anna Jacobson Schwartz, 1970. "Monetary Statistics of the United States: Estimates, Sources, Methods," NBER Books, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc, number frie70-1, May.
  5. Barnett, William A., 1980. "Economic monetary aggregates an application of index number and aggregation theory," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 14(1), pages 11-48, September.
  6. Belongia, Michael T, 1996. "Measurement Matters: Recent Results from Monetary Economics Reexamined," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 104(5), pages 1065-83, October.
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  1. Barnett, William A, 1997. "Which Road Leads to Stable Money Demand?," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 107(443), pages 1171-85, July.

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