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Introduction To Measurement With Theory

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

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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Volume (Year): 13 (2009)
Issue (Month): S2 (September)
Pages: 151-168

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