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Federal Reserve versus private information: Who is the best unemployment rate predictor

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  • Baghestani, Hamid, 2008. "Federal Reserve versus private information: Who is the best unemployment rate predictor," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 101-110.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:30:y:2008:i:1:p:101-110
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