Originally Posted by ruff
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