Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Con Left In Economics?

The Spring 2010 issue of the Journal of Economic Perspectives has a debate among some mainstream economists on changes in economics since Edward Leamer's 1983 American Economic Review paper, "Let's Take the Con Out of Econometrics". Developments since then include more reliance on sensitivity analysis; randomized experiment designs, both in laboratories and in the field; natural experiments; and Instrumental Variables (IVs). Contributors to this symposium consist of Joshua D. Angrist & Jön-Steffen Pischke, Edward E. Leamer, Michael P. Keane, Christopher A. Sims, Aviv Nevo & Michael D. Whinston, and James H. Stock.

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