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Perhaps more enlightening would be the reason why Remittances increased so much from 1976 to 1982, and then cooled off. 1977 was the year of a military coup in Pakistan (and the imposition of Martial Law), that was also, it appears, the beginning of deep structural socioeconomic changes. In such situation it is not uncommon to see a wave of emigration, among ...


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First, some clarity. The standard language used for interfacing with a DBMS is SQL. However, its syntax and functions slightly vary according to the DBMS system you are interfacing with. The most popular ones are MySQL and PostgreSQL. The choice between them is mostly indifferent. In my personal experience, I found that building a MySQL database from scratch ...


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I got the answer from the professor after the assignment was graded during review. I am posting it here as it may help someone else in the future. Apparently, (vintage) data in trapezoid form for GDP are provided at Philadelphia Fed. They have a trapezoid form because when they are plotted on a contour graph they have a trapezoid shape (the graph is from a ...


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The "ragged edge" seems to be more centered around the challenge of so-called "now-casting" -- essentially, near-real-time very-short-term fore- and back-casting -- given that information from different sources is released on different schedules. It's not really a new issue. For example, GDP and other macro-level data is routinely lagged for developing ...


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