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Applied Economics and Public Policy : Department of Applied Economics Occasional Papers - Iain Begg

Applied Economics and Public Policy

Department of Applied Economics Occasional Papers

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Published: 28th March 1998
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Applied economics is both an art and a science. It requires a sound knowledge of economic theory, statistical techniques and data sources, together with an appreciation that behavioural changes can alter apparently established economic relationships. In this book leading economists illustrate the diversity of the subject, and present a series of studies that demonstrate a range of techniques and their applications to economic policy. It contains chapters which explore approaches to macroeconomic modelling analyses of corporate performance, new estimates of the evolution of incomes in the UK since the eighteenth century and assessments of the role of applied economics in guiding macroeconomic policy. All the chapters were specially commissioned to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Cambridge, and the contributions to the book are a fitting tribute to the work instigated by Sir Richard Stone and carried forward by his successors.

Introduction
Large-scale E-3 modelling of the EU
The quantification of survey data
SAMS and applied GE models
The development of econometric models at the DAE
Takeovers, investment and the persistence of profits
Estimation of the company size-growth relation
Wage-earning during the Industrial Revolution
Company failure and hysteresis
Equilibrium properties of macroeconomic models
Empirical analysis as an underpinning to policy
Using figures to guide macroeconomic policy
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ISBN: 9780521624145
ISBN-10: 0521624142
Series: Department of Applied Economics Occasional Papers
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 28th March 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.6