Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Manipulative economists

Source: Author’s manipulation of data from Amiti and Wei (2005), originally from IMF sources on trade in services.

Richard Baldwin's rebuttal of Alan Blinder's assertion that 30 million to 40 million jobs are potentially offshorable was striking not for the claims but the label of the graph (emphasis mine).

Perhaps rephrasing this as recomputation of data versus manipulation would be better.

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