Broken Abacus?

Broken Abacus?

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Until recently a lack of precision around Chinaa€™s economic size was taken for granted but caused little lost sleep: room to expand and the pace of growth were self-evident, and everything beyond that was academic for most purposes. But today the pace and even direction of Chinaa€™s growth is prone to volatility, and the nation is sizable enough to cause global disruption. This study reassesses Chinaa€™s nominal economic size from the bottom up. It compares Chinaa€™s practices with international standards and reviews the long-standing arguments about Chinese economic statistics to separate real concerns from distractions.... any foreign researcher, Holz concluded in a november 2013 paper that a€œthere is no clear evidence of data falsification. ... a€œfirst digit law, a€ states that the frequency distribution of first digits in manya€”but not alla€”real-world data is not distributedanbsp;...

Title:Broken Abacus?
Author:Daniel Rosen, Beibei Bao
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2015-08-21


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