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Presence of the Public Sector in the American Economy

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 3: How Computers Changed the Work of American Public Sector Industries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195165869
eISBN:
9780199868025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter begins with a discussion of federal, state, and local presence and influence in the American economy. It then considers funding for K-12 and higher education in the second half of the ... More


On the Empirical Content of Economic Theories

Werner Hildenbrand

in Economics Beyond the Millennium

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292111
eISBN:
9780191596537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292112.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Microeconomics

The author argues that the standard equilibrium model of economics is devoid of empirical content and that a theory based on individual rationality derived from introspection provides no explanations ... More


Wheat Prices and Trade in the Early Roman Empire

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses how there is little of what economists call data on markets in Roman times, despite lots of information about prices and transactions. Data, as economists consider it, consist ... More


Setting the Stage

John Knight

in China's Remarkable Economic Growth

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698691
eISBN:
9780191739118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698691.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Financial Economics

This chapter begins with discussions of China's rapid economic growth and its economic history. It then addresses the question of whether China's officially reported growth rate is to be believed. An ... More


Results of the Model Selection Approach

Michio Hatanaka

in Time-Series-Based Econometrics: Unit Roots and Co-integrations

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198773535
eISBN:
9780191596360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198773536.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter examines historical data and post-war quarterly data in the USA. Historical data, i.e. real GNP, real wage, real interest rate, and unemployment rate are analysed as real economic ... More


Theory and Measurement: An Essay in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Charles R. Hulten

in Hard-to-Measure Goods and Services: Essays in Honor of Zvi Griliches

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226044491
eISBN:
9780226044507
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044507.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter pays tribute to Griliches's contributions to measurement as a whole and to the importance he attached to the accuracy of economic data. In addition to reviewing some of the key issues of ... More


Mediterranean Economies through the Text of Polybius

J. K. Davies

in Polybius and his World: Essays in Memory of F.W. Walbank

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608409
eISBN:
9780191745102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608409.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The lively state of work on ancient economies invites a systematic study of the riches of economic evidence contained in Polybius, which includes information on landscapes, human settlements, the ... More


Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy

Al Campbell (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044231
eISBN:
9780813046464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044231.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

Most published material in English on the Cuban economy is written by non-Cubans. The goal of this book is to present, in English, a spectrum of views on various aspects of the Cuban economy from ... More


Data issues in South Africa

Martin Wittenberg

in The Oxford Companion to the Economics of South Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199689248
eISBN:
9780191789731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689248.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on economic data issues in the post-apartheid period. It discusses the evolution of sampling practice and coverage; fieldwork practice; changes in questionnaires; baseline ... More


Thoughts on “National Time Accounting: The Currency of Life”

Erik Hurst (ed.)

in Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Nations: National Accounts of Time Use and Well-Being

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226454566
eISBN:
9780226454573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454573.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses an objection to one of the National Time Accounting (NTA) approaches, that is, some people seek out and want to experience negative emotions. For example, people sometimes pay ... More


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