Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Promoting Econometrics

A post today on the "Simply Statistics" blog is titled, "Statistics/Statisticians Need Better Marketing". 

I liked it a lot, and much of the content could be applied to the econometrics community. 

However, one of the suggestions worried me a bit - namely:

"Whenever someone does something with data, we should claim them as a statistician."

I'm not sure I'd like to claim as an econometrician, anyone who does some empirical analysis involving economic data. Goodness knows there's an awful lot of garbage out there! And it's produced by people I wouldn't call econometricians, even if that's how they describe tehmselves!

But maybe I'm just getting old and grumpy.

© 2012, David E. Giles