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Economic Value of Weather and Climate Forecasts  

Richard W. Katz and Jeffrey K. Lazo

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Jul 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article, which deals with methods for quantifying the economic value of weather and climate forecasts, is organized as follows. Section 2 provides some background on methods used to ... More

Election Forecasting  

Michael S. Lewis-Beck and Charles Tien

Print publication date:
Jul 2011
Online publication date:
Sep 2012
This article, which reviews the nature of election forecasting, first defines forecasting as it applies to elections, and next looks at election forecasting history. Then, it examines the ... More

Estimating the Human Costs of War: The Sample Survey Approach  

Michael Spagat

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Apr 2012
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Nov 2012
This article reviews sample survey methods for estimating the number of war-related deaths. That different surveys using seemingly similar methodologies have produced widely differing ... More

Social Ordering Functions  

François Maniquet

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Jun 2016
Online publication date:
Nov 2016
This chapter presents the fair social ordering approach to policy assessment. In an economic model, a social ordering function (SOF) associates each economy in the domain with a complete ... More

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