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Can Consumer Attitudes Forecast Tile Macroeconomy?

Can Consumer Attitudes Forecast Tile Macroeconomy? Marc C. Chopin Marc C. Chopin [*] Ali F. Darrat [**] I. Introduction Researchers and policy-makers have often used surveys of consumer attitudes to forecast economic performance. The perceived importance of consumer attitudes is evidenced by the attention paid to announcements made by the Conference Board and the inclusion […]

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A New Design For Introductory Economics

Qualitative And Quantitative Methods: A New Design For Introductory Economics Michael Zweig William Dawes [*] Abstract This paper describes and motivates a new approach to the introductory economics program. Beginning in 1997, a two semester introduction to economics has been offered at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Instead of the usual […]