An Introduction to Econographicology
Mario Arturo Ruiz Estrada
University of Malaya (UM) - Faculty of Economics & Administration (FEA); University of Malaya (UM) - FEA
January 6, 2010
FEA Working Paper No. 2007-3
The rationale of Econographicology revolves around the efficacy of multi-dimensional (MD) graphs in the storage of meta-database and the visualization of multi-variable data behavior based on the application of Cartesian spaces (or MD Cartesian coordinate system). It is supported by three areas of research: MD-graph design, MD-graph application and MD-graph simulations. With the inception of Econographicology, the following new types of Cartesian Spaces are presented: Pyramid Cartesian Space (P-Cartesian Space), Diamond Cartesian Space (D-Cartesian Space), 4-D Kite Cartesian Space, 5-D Kite Cartesian Space, Infinity Cartesian Space (I-Cartesian Space) and Multi-variable Pictorial Cartesian Space (MP-Cartesian Space). These Cartesian Spaces are constructed based on the traditional 3-D space concept, but they represent 4-D, 5-D, 8-D, 9-D and Infinity-Dimension. The multiple-dimension representations are to facilitate easy understanding of economic phenomena. Econographicology therefore offers academics, researchers and policy makers an alternative multi-dimensional graphical method in the research and teaching-learning process of economics, finance and business.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 24
Keywords: Econographicology, economic methods, economics teaching, economic methodology
JEL Classification: B4Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: January 6, 2010 ; Last revised: January 8, 2010
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