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Introduction

Magnus Blomström and Linda S. Goldberg

in Topics in Empirical International Economics

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780226060835
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226060859 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226060859.003.0001
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Understanding the complex world of economics requires simplification in the form of theories and models. Using the insights from theories and models also requires data on the real world: A solid empirical base is needed for all but the most esoteric research. Robert E. Lipsey is one of the economists who have most significantly contributed to this empirical base. During more than fifty years at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Lipsey has published many influential contributions in the broad field of empirical international economics. Colleagues have described Lipsey as “a master of understated yet authoritative empirical research, and a meticulous creator and defender of measurements of the highest quality and interest.” This book is a collection of chapters organized around three wide research areas: international comparisons of output and prices, multinational corporations, and international trade and exchange rates.

Keywords: empirical research; international economics; Robert E. Lipsey; output; prices; multinational corporations; international trade; exchange rates

Chapter.  4644 words. 

Subjects: International Economics

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