Journal of Economic Perspectives: Vol. 28 No. 1 (Winter 2014)


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An Economist's Guide to Visualizing Data

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Schwabish, Jonathan A. 2014. "An Economist's Guide to Visualizing Data." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 28(1): 209-34.

DOI: 10.1257/jep.28.1.209


Once upon a time, a picture was worth a thousand words. But with online news, blogs, and social media, a good picture can now be worth so much more. Economists who want to disseminate their research, both inside and outside the seminar room, should invest some time in thinking about how to construct compelling and effective graphics.

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Schwabish, Jonathan A. (US Congressional Budget Office)

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A11: Role of Economics; Role of Economists
C80: Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs: General


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