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Re: Jerry Hausman

  At 08:00 PM 6/30/97 -0400, you wrote:
  >When the Staples merger began, James Love asked about Jerry Hausmann.  I
  >had only read one interesting article by him some time ago -- about how
  >people do not purchase energy saving appliances even when it is
  >economical to do so.
  >Since then Business Week mentioned him 2 weeks in succession.  The first
  >time they called attention to his work as a flackmeister.  
  At the cost of displaying my ignorance, I will ask "What is a flackmiester?"
  >                                                           The second
  >time had him weighing in on the CPI debate -- on the wrong side.  The
  >Economist also covered this last work.
  Which is the wrong side and how do we know that?
  >Michael Perelman
  >Economics Department
  >California State University
  >Chico, CA 95929
  >Tel. 916-898-5321
  >E-Mail michael@ecst.csuchico.edu
  Michael R. Ward                                   (217) 244-5667
  Dept. of Ag. and Consumer Econ.                   ward1@uiuc.edu
  University of Illinois          http://www.uiuc.edu/ph/www/ward1