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# There are pressing reasons to call for a microeconomics of greater emp

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There are pressing reasons to call for a microeconomics of greater empirical veracity and more methodological scrupulousness, rather than greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

A. rather than greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

B. thereby of a greater descriptive and analytical power.

C. leading to greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

D. thus, greater descriptive and analytical powers.

E. therefore a greater descriptive and analytical power.
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12 Sep 2015, 18:55
I am non native and so, can not understand the meaning of new words and can not understand the intended meaning

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12 Sep 2015, 20:25
I was stuck between B and E.

I presume 'analytical power' is describing Microeconomics.

Not sure why 'thereby' is correct though.
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In this context 'thereby' which means (as a result that or by that means) makes more sense rather than the word 'therefore'. Microeconomics of A(greater veracity) +B ( more scrupulousness) will result in C and D.
Therefore, leaves this thought incomplete.
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I understand why B could be correct (because of parallelism "of") but "thereby" changes the meaning. This sentence should depict contrast but "thereby" shows conclusion. What is the source of this question?
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04 Jun 2016, 01:50
HI,

Can some one please clarify the OA B)

B) There are pressing reasons to call for a microeconomics of greater empirical veracity and more methodological scrupulousness, thereby of a greater descriptive and analytical power.

Is it because the underlined part describes "microeconomics" ?

Hence both its ("microeconomics") modifiers should be parallel

There are ......... to call for a microeconomics of A, thereby of a B. ???

No other option has "of ...." hence B)

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aniketm.87@gmail.com wrote:
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Can some one please clarify the OA B)

B) There are pressing reasons to call for a microeconomics of greater empirical veracity and more methodological scrupulousness, thereby of a greater descriptive and analytical power.

Is it because the underlined part describes "microeconomics" ?

Hence both its ("microeconomics") modifiers should be parallel

There are ......... to call for a microeconomics of A, thereby of a B. ???

No other option has "of ...." hence B)

Hi,
yes underlined part modifies "microeconomics" because "greater descriptive and analytical power" can only refer to "microeconomics". Yes we should have "microeconomics of = microeconomics of". In this sentence "thereby" means "so that" and hence only B is correct.
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aniketm.87@gmail.com wrote:
HI,

Can some one please clarify the OA B)

B) There are pressing reasons to call for a microeconomics of greater empirical veracity and more methodological scrupulousness, thereby of a greater descriptive and analytical power.

Is it because the underlined part describes "microeconomics" ?

Hence both its ("microeconomics") modifiers should be parallel

There are ......... to call for a microeconomics of A, thereby of a B. ???

No other option has "of ...." hence B)

I went for C but then after re-reading B, B looks better than C.

Here is my 2 cents about the question anyway.
If you look at the question:
There are pressing reasons to call for a microeconomics of greater empirical veracity and more methodological scrupulousness, thereby of a greater descriptive and analytical power.
this way

There are pressing reasons to call for ABC of P and R, there by of X and Y.

The point is ABC (Macroeconomics) is of P&R (of greater empirical veracity and more methodological scrupulousness) and because there are P & R, thereby X and Y (of a greater descriptive and analytical power) too.
This "kind -off" causation effect is missing in A and C.

Did I make sense? I hope so!
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There are pressing reasons to call for a microeconomics of greater empirical veracity and more methodological scrupulousness, rather than greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

A. rather than greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

B. thereby of a greater descriptive and analytical power.

C. leading to greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

D. thus, greater descriptive and analytical powers.

E. therefore a greater descriptive and analytical power.

Hi daagh Sir, GMATNinja , @gmantninjatwo, @abhimanha
I think we need a contrast here as provided by option A. However, Option A is wrong because we require Rather than of a greater descriptive and analytical powers.

The sentence is saying
There are pressing reasons to call for microeconomics of greater honesty and more ethics , RATHER THAN [Micro economics] of greater descriptive and Analytical powers (These two are something that are different from past two morals)

Can you please tell me where my understanding is wrong.

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04 Feb 2019, 00:45
A changes the sentences meaning, introducing conflict where there is none. The use of ‘therefore’ is incorrect, as it implies a factual conclusion rather than a change, so E is wrong. Thus from option D is similarly inappropriate. The choice comes down to B or C. Out of these B is the better choice as it maintains parallelism, C compares the microeconomics to the powers.
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hiteshahire22 wrote:
There are pressing reasons to call for a microeconomics of greater empirical veracity and more methodological scrupulousness, rather than greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

A. rather than greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

B. thereby of a greater descriptive and analytical power.

C. leading to greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

D. thus, greater descriptive and analytical powers.

E. therefore a greater descriptive and analytical power.

Though I got it wrong initially for interpreting it incorrectly, I would like to pour by 2 cents to this.

Meaning Analysis: There is a need for a better empirical truthfulness and methodological integrity, there is also a need for greater descriptive and analytical powers. It’s not that one thing is required rather than the other one. Thus, a contrast is actually wrong. We are more likely looking for a cause and effect relationship.

Option A presents the contrast and hence is wrong.

Option B clearly states that one thing leads to another. Hence, this option is correct.

Option C puts more emphasis on greater descriptive powers than analytical powers. The use of “as well as” puts more importance on the first instance than the second. Thus, the meaning is slightly getting distorted here.

Option D and E are using incorrect construction by dropping “of”.
The correct statement is “There are pressing reasons to call for X ..thereby of Y”.

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I would agree with you mostly; sitting in a reclining armchair after my breakfast, I might brood about this question and its use of weird economic terminology. But more conspicuous and forthwith is the presence of prepositional parallelism 'of' in B and its absence in all other choices. This topic will be better suited for a GRE Text Completion topic that tests the use of vocabulary in context.
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Quote:
https://www.press.umich.edu/pdf/0472113577-ch1.pdf

The origami sentence from which the topic in context has been adopted, says :

Quote:
There are pressing reasons to call for a microeconomics of greater empirical veracity and more methodological scrupulousness, thus of greater descriptive as well as analytical powers.

This is the almost the same as choice D which goes as

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--D. thus, greater descriptive and analytical powers--- except for the preposition 'of'.

However, it may be seen that the intnended sentnece by the original author uses a plural -descriptive and analytical powers. It is not clear why the author of this topics gose singular on the power, digressing from the plural that the prompt displays.

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