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

  • Baghestani, Hamid
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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of Policy Modeling.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 101-110

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:30:y:2008:i:1:p:101-110
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