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Fortune tellers : the story of America's first economic forecasters

Author: Walter A Friedman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter A Friedman
ISBN: 9780691169194 0691169195
OCLC Number: 948445598
Awards: Winner of Hagley Business History Prize 2015
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface ix Introduction 1 Chapter 1 Roger W. Babson: The Rule of Past Patterns 12 "The fundamental law of 'action reaction' " Chapter 2 Irving Fisher: The Economy as a Mathematical Model 51 "The velocity of money" Chapter 3 John Moody: The Bright Light of Transparency 86 "An aggregation of over 440 large industrial, franchise and transportation Trusts" Gallery of Business and Forecasting Charts Chapter 4 C. J. Bullock and Warren Persons: The Harvard ABC Chart 128 "The statistician ... attempts to find a specific analogy existing in an orderly universe" Chapter 5 Wesley Mitchell and Herbert Hoover: Forecasting as Policy 166 "If we could foresee the business cycle, there would be none" Chapter 6 Visions of the Future 194 Postscript 209 Acknowledgments 213 Notes 217 Index 261
Responsibility: Walter A. Friedman.

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