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The Roman Market Economy$
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Peter Temin

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780691147680

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.001.0001

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Appendix to Chapter 3

Appendix to Chapter 3

(p.66) Appendix to Chapter 3
The Roman Market Economy

Peter Temin

Princeton University Press

I employ descriptive regressions of the price of each commodity over time to examine the long-and short-run variation in prices as a whole. The results of estimating equations in the text show that contemporaries could not have predicted future prices; descriptive regressions can tell later observers what actually happened. The first such regression evaluates the long-run trend of prices. It models the relationship between each commodity’s log price and the year, year squared, year cubed, and three dummy variables for different intervals:...

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