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discomfort index

[dis′kəm·fərt ‚in‚deks]
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The first Misery Index was constructed by economist Art Okun in the 1960s as a way to provide President Lyndon Johnson with an easily digestible snapshot of the economy.
Iqbal and Nawaz (2010) used misery index as macroeconomic instability in Pakistan which is the sum of inflation rate and unemployment rate.
Keywords: crimes, misery index, institutional quality, Johansen co-integration
The misery index is an objective measure of just how well dollarization has worked.
Which brings one to the World Misery Index, devised by Steve Hanke, professor of Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University, who factors together a nation's inflation, lending rates, unemployment figures and year-on-year per capita GDP growth to determine 'misery'.
* Overall, the nationwide Physician Misery Index is 3.7 out of 5, indicating that scales are tipping from satisfaction to misery.
Music Misery Index with special guests Lord Dying, 6 p.m.
A result of the survey, which canvassed 416 full-time physicians around the U.S., is Geneia's "Physician Misery Index," which it says stands at 3.7 out of 5, "indicating that the scales are tipping from satisfaction to misery."
e UK economy has been enjoying an economic recovery for two years now, and from a political perspective, the important numbers can be summarised in the fall in ination and unemployment - both components of the so-called "misery index".
The misery index is produced annually by the Cato Institute, a conservative American think-tank.
The institute says the misery index is a combination of unemployment, inflation and lending rates minus the percentage change in real GDP per capita.
According to data based on world misery index scores and the index was analysed on 108 countries and it is based on consumer prices, joblessness and lending rates, Khaleej times reported.