Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1987

Publication Title

American Economic Review

Abstract

In the March 1985 issue of this Review, George Benston found fault with Federal Trade Commission Line of Business (LB) data generally and singled out for extended criticism thirteen LB data-based papers written by the authors of this comment. Even by the pre-Queensberry rules governing eco- nomic disputation, Benston's article is one- sided and negative. Moreover, it is marred by numerous errors in characterizing our work. We wish to set the record straight.

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