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Macroeconomic Forecasting : A Sociological Appraisal

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Drawing on interviews with the UK government's Panel of Independent Forecasters, the author shows how economic models, forecasts and policy analysis depend crucially upon the judgements of economists.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 13.46mm | 362g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138866253
  • 9781138866256

Table of contents

1. Who Knows What Tomorrow Brings? Brief Introductions to Economic Forecasting and the Sociology of Scientific Knowledge 2. Cherished Beliefs and Statistics: How Economic Models are Estimated 3. Extrapolations and Expertise: How Economic Forecasts Are Made 4. Soothsaying or Science? Trying to Falsify an Economic Model 5. Different Models: Economic Forecasts in February 1993 6. Different Futures: Controversies and Disputes in July 1993 7. Difficult Choices: Policy Recommendations in October 1993 8. From TINA to TRACY: Economic Models, Economic Policy and Science Studiesshow more