Measurement, Quantification, and Economic Analysis: Numeracy in Economics

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6.1 Classification of lines by cause and effect 101
6.2 Early graphic representation in other modes of thought: (a) Descartes 1637:42; (b) Forbes 1834: Plate VII; (c) Oresme 1350; (d) Lubbock 1830:66 105
6.3 Law-curves in logical time—demand curves: (a) Cournot 1838: Figure 1; (b) Dupuit 1844: Figure 3; (c) Lardner 1850:249; (d) Jenkin [1870] 1887:77; (e) Marshall 1879: Figure 8 109
6.4 William Playfair’s chart of universal commercial history 115
6.5 Chart of all the imports and exports to and from England from the year 1700 to 1782 by W. Playfair 117
6.6 Chart showing the value of the quarter of wheat in shillings and in days’ wages of a good mechanic from 1565 to 1821 119
6.7 Chart representing the average yearly price of the quarter of wheat from 1560 to 1822 120
6.8 Periodic commercial fluctuations 123
6.9 Microeconomic law-curves in historical time: (a) Du Pont [1774] 1955: Figure 2; (b) Gossen [1854] 1888:8; (c) Jevons 1871:36 127
6.10 Macroeconomic law-curves in historical time: (a) Lubbock 1840:21; (b) Trotsky 1923:11 129
6.11 Fact-curves in logical time—correlation surfaces: (a) Galton 1886: Plate X; (b) Yule 1911:166 131
6.12 Fact-curves in logical time—regression lines and polygons: (a) Yule 1897:813; (b) Norton 1902: Diagram 16 132
8.1 Annual percentage changes of corn 1867-1911, Moore’s data 158
8.2 Annual percentage changes of pig iron 1871-1912, Moore’s data 159
8.3 The price and quantity of pig iron 1871-1912 159

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