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Political arithmetic : Simon Kuznets and the empirical tradition in economics

Author: Robert William Fogel; Enid M Fogel; Mark Guglielmo; Nathaniel Grotte
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
Series: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development.
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"We take for granted today that the assessments, measurements, and forecasts of economists are crucial to the decision-making of governments and businesses alike. But less than a century ago that wasn't the case - economists simply didn't have the necessary information or statistical tools to understand the ever more complicated modern economy. With Political Arithmetic, Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Fogel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Simon Kuznets; Simon Kuznets; Simon Smith Kuznets; Simon Kuznets
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert William Fogel; Enid M Fogel; Mark Guglielmo; Nathaniel Grotte
ISBN: 9780226256610 0226256618 022602072X 9780226020723
OCLC Number: 808810654
Description: xiii, 148 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the amazing twentieth century --
The rise of academic economists before World War I --
The early history of the NBER --
The emergence of national income accounting as a tool of economic policy --
The use of national income accounting to study comparative economic growth --
The scientific methods of Simon Kuznets --
Further aspects of the legacy of Simon Kuznets --
The quarter century since the death of Simon Kuznets.
Series Title: NBER series on long-term factors in economic development.
Responsibility: Robert William Fogel, Enid M. Fogel, Mark Guglielmo, and Nathaniel Grotte.

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