Empirical Analysis and Charts
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Empirical Analysis and Charts
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Most of the accompanying explanatory and analytical texts for these studies are not yet online, and most of the data obviously badly need updating. But because they illustrate the IEA empirical approach to structural and functional analysis, they are included here as a challenge to others to join in the updating. IEA would be glad to cooperate in any such enterprise.

  1. How to Read the Economy Through IEA Charts (1976)
    This two-part document, which was provided to every IEA subscriber, explains how IEA analytically viewed the economy through its unique charts of key indicators.

  2. IEA Pocket Charts -- Key Indicators of Economic Performance and Relationships. (12/79)
    Web reproduction of selected chart panels from IEA's analytically and technically sophisticated compact monthly chartbook -- which included over 120 series for a 15 year span, in eight 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" pages.

  3. A New Measure of the Monetary "Velocity" (Stock/Flow) Ratio and Its Implications for Monetary Policy and Economic Forecasting (6/77)
    IEA Special Report #2
    This article discusses IEA's work in developing a "stable" measure of GNP for use in the Money Demand Stock/Flow Ratio that is central to IEA's conceptural framework for economic analysis and management. It was necessary to remove the functionally inappropriate effects of residual seasonal factors (in "seasonally adjusted" data) and inventory investment variations.
  4. IDMF Primary Credit Derivation from Flow of Funds Accounts
    Illustrative tables using two quarters of 1977 FOFA data.

  5. Estimating the Effects of 4% Unemployment on the Federal Deficit -- Chart (12/94)
    Result -- each 1% increase in unemployment increases the deficit by about 0.7% of GDP.

Last revised: January 17, 2010
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