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      12-17-2007, 10:32 PM   #124
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Originally Posted by ruff View Post
Swamp,
I know you are one the engineers the M Division has contracted with to develop M-DCT, but I didn't know you were also Ben Bernanke's right hand man.
You have your micro mixed up w/ the macro. Ben's right-hand man would have used a regression of country GDP to autos and then used each country's NIPA-equivalent profits for auto production to estimate margin; then hedonic adjustments to skew the higher quality "goods' " (cars') prices to the downside - don't get me started...

The line-by-line cost accounting approach is more micro - which makes Swamp Buffet's right-hand man
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