The Forecasting Game

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As a pub­lic fig­ure, I’m quite accus­tomed to see­ing my name and face in the media. But it was still quite a sur­prise to load The Syd­ney Morn­ing Her­ald’s site on Mon­day last week and see my crag­gy vis­age star­ing back at me from the front page:

The rea­son was Peter Martin’s arti­cle A Keen eye on the glob­al econ­o­my: how our fore­cast­ers fared”, which report­ed the results of the Mel­bourne news­pa­per The Age’s annu­al sur­vey of eco­nom­ic fore­cast­ers.

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About Steve Keen

I am Professor of Economics and Head of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University London, and a long time critic of conventional economic thought. As well as attacking mainstream thought in Debunking Economics, I am also developing an alternative dynamic approach to economic modelling. The key issue I am tackling here is the prospect for a debt-deflation on the back of the enormous private debts accumulated globally, and our very low rate of inflation.