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The leading indicators a short history of the numbers that rule our world by Zachary Karabell

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Published .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Economic indicators,
  • Statistical methods,
  • Economics,
  • Economic conditions,
  • History

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A history and critical assessment of leading indicators reveals their indelible impact on the economy, public policy, and other critical decisions, discussing their shortcomings while making suggestions for reducing dependence on them.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages [263]-278) and index.

StatementZachary Karabell
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHB137 .K36 2014
The Physical Object
Pagination287 pages
Number of Pages287
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26921429M
ISBN 101451651201, 1451651228
ISBN 109781451651201, 9781451651225
LC Control Number2013039641
OCLC/WorldCa852226353

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