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Rational expectations in macroeconomics an introduction to theory and evidence by C. L. F. Attfield

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Published by Basil Blackwell in Oxford, Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Rational expectations (Economic theory) -- Mathematical models,
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StatementC. L. F. Attfield, D. Demery and N. W. Duck
ContributionsDemery, David, Duck, N. W.
LC ClassificationsHB172.5 .A86 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 243 p. ;
Number of Pages243
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16708285M
ISBN 100631173447, 063117947X
LC Control Number91001065

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