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Friday, April 19, 2013

Spreadsheet Slips Not Economists' Only Problem - WSJ.com

Spreadsheet users, take heart: Even Harvard economists can make what one calls a "stupid mistake."

A 2010 paper's finding of a dramatic fall in economic growth for countries when their ratio of debt to gross domestic product climbs above 90% was based in part, it emerged this past week, on a spreadsheet coding error.

via online.wsj.com

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/2013/04/spreadsheet-slips-not-economists-only-problem-wsjcom.html

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