Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Short-Term Economic Forecasting: Studies in Income and Wealth Volume Seventeen by National Bureau of Economic Research


Short-Term Economic Forecasting: Studies in Income and Wealth Volume Seventeen

by National Bureau of Economic Research, Conference on Research in Income and Wealth

Book Description: Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1955. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover, Red cloth boards with silver title to spine, 1955.

Book Condition: Very Good, covers gently rubbed, corners gently bumped, slightest wear to edges and spine extremes, slightest hint of tanning to pages otherwise completely free of any marks to the interior.

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, covers rubbed, faded, tanned and chipped, 2" tear to front cover (see photo) spine faded and tanned more then covers, on the bright side - it's not price clipped.

Contents: Introduction by Lawrence R. Klein, 1. Recent Developments in Short-Term Forecasting by V. Lewis Bassie - Comments by Elmer C. Bratt, Benjamin Caplan, A.G. Hart, Clark Warburton, 2. Plant and Equipment Programs and Their Realization by Irwin Friend and Jean Bronfenbrenner, Comments by E.M. Hoover, George Katona, 3. Investment Forecasting in Canada by O.J. Firestone - Comments by Sergei P. Dobrovolsky, Robert P. Ulin, 4. Economic Expectations and Plans of Firms in Relation to Short-Term Forecasting by Franco Modigliani and Owen H. Sauerlender - Comments by W.W. Cooper, H.A. Simon, A.G. Hart, 5. Forecast of Railway Traffic by Thor Hultgren, 6. Consumer Anticipations: Their Use in Forecasting Consumer Behavior by John B. Lansing and Stephen B. Withey - Comments by Elmer C. Bratt, James Tobin, 7. The Contribution of Consumer Anticipations in Forecasting Consumer Demand by Irving Schweiger - Comments by Robert Eisner, Dorothy S. Brady, Grover W. Ensley, Index. -- Summary: This volume of Studies in Income and Wealth is devoted to the discussion of short-term forecasting (one to two years). It contains the papers delivered at the meetings of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth held September 1951, together with comments of participants. 506 pages, Collectible.

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