Measurement in Economics

Measurement in Economics : A Handbook

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"Measurement in Economics: A Handbook" aims to serve as a source, reference, and teaching supplement for quantitative empirical economics, inside and outside the laboratory. Covering an extensive range of fields in economics: econometrics, actuarial science, experimental economics, index theory, national accounts, and economic forecasting, it is the first book that takes measurement in economics as its central focus. It shows how different and sometimes distinct fields share the same kind of measurement problems and so how the treatment of these problems in one field can function as a guidance in other fields. This volume provides comprehensive and up-to-date surveys of recent developments in economic measurement, written at a level intended for professional use by economists, econometricians, statisticians and social scientists. It employs an integrative approach of measurement in economics. It contains multi-disciplinary chapters and up-to-date survey of measurement literature in economics and econometrics.
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  • Hardback | 458 pages
  • 187.96 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • Bingley, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0123704898
  • 9780123704894
  • 2,129,889

About Marcel Boumans

Marcel Boumans is Associate Professor Methodology and History of Economics at the University of Amsterdam. His studies of (empirical) economic research practices focus on three topics: Measurement, Modeling, and Application of mathematical concepts and techniques, on which he published recently a book How Economists Model the World into Numbers (2005, Routledge).
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