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Global Population Forecast Errors, Economic Performance and Food Demand: Preliminary Simulations

Graham, Brett; Tyers, Rod


The recent analysis of global population forecasts of the past 30 years by the US National Academy of Sciences (Bongaarts and Bulatao, 2000) confirms that errors have been considerable and that population forecasts have generally been upwardbiased. We adapt a standard global economic model to estimate the implications of the global and regional population forecast errors suggested by this study, via their demographic and income effects, for the performance of the global economy and the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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