Concern about the US GDP?

From: John Conover <>
Subject: Concern about the US GDP?
Date: 8 Feb 2002 08:40:26 -0000

As of today, the page:

became the most downloaded page in the history of the site.

For the first time, US GDP stuff surpassed all the equity market
stuff. Interestingly, the forth most downloaded page was:

which shows a peculiar psychology-people are concerned more about the
magnitude of recessions than their duration. (I wonder why?)


BTW, the intervening two pages in the top 4 were about abstract equity
characteristics-but ran about a third the number of recent hits, each,
in recent months.

There is a lot of research being done on the two pages listed
above-judging by the personal correspondence I get. Applying
information-theoretic optimizations to stochastic systems seems to
have become a vogue subject in economics these days.


John Conover,,

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