Sunday, August 26, 2012

Economic Forecasting

I really enjoyed this post, titled Economic Forecasting: Is Google Trends the Future?, by Livio Di Matteo, on the Worthwhile Canadian Initiative blog.

The title speaks for itself.

© 2012, David E. Giles

"The Rise of Econometrics"

Readers of this blog will know that I have an (untrained) interest in the history of econometrics.

Even so, I'm afraid I don't see myself spending $1,300 to buy the set of volumes going by the name of this post's title, when Routledge publishes it in December!
Edited by Duo Qin, you'll get 1,777 pages, and:
"The set provides an authoritative one-stop resource to enable users to understand what has shaped econometrics into its current form. With a full index and comprehensive introductions to each volume, newly written by the editor, the collection also provides a synoptic view of many current key debates and issues."
 Hopefully I can persuade the UVic Library to get on board!
In any case, the Table of Contents for this 4-volume set provides a fine reading guide for serious students of econometrics. Take a look, and then do some bedtime reading!

© 2012, David E. Giles