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THE ET INTERVIEW: PROFESSOR W. ERWIN DIEWERT

  • Kevin J. Fox (a1)
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2Address correspondence to Kevin J. Fox, School of Economics & Centre for Applied Economic Research, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia; e-mail: K.Fox@unsw.edu.au.
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Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z1 and the School of Economics, UNSW Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia; e-mail: erwin.diewert@ubc.ca.

Note: A longer version of this interview is available as Discussion paper 16-02, Vancouver School of Economics, University of British Columbia.

This interview came about due to the encouragement of Peter C.B. Phillips.

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Diewert, W.E & Fox, K.J. (2016a) Alternative User Costs, Rates of Return and TFP Growth Rates for the US Nonfinancial Corporate and Noncorporate Business Sectors: 1960–2014. Discussion paper 16-03, Vancouver School of Economics, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1L4.
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