Investigator Luigi Pisano, spurred by reading “Ig Nobel winner writes ‘best abstract ever’“ and “An earlier ‘best abstract ever’“, send in another “best abstract ever”. This one is from the field of economics. This image is from a draft version of the paper; the abstract is identical to what was published in the final version:
The citation for the paper is:
“Unit Roots in Real GNP: Do We Know, and Do We Care?” Lawrence J. Christiano, Martin Eichenbaum [pictured below], NBER Working Paper No. 3130, October 1989. (Thanks to Luigo Pisano for bringing this to our attention.)
ABSTRACT: No, and maybe not.