The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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Mean Value

  • Chew Soo Hong
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What is mean value? Conventional wisdom tells us that it represents, typifies or in some way measures the central tendency of a distribution. Familiar examples of mean value include the median, mode, arithmetic mean, geometric mean, harmonic mean and root-mean-square or more generally the rth root of the rth moment of a positive random variable.

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