Friday, February 8, 2013

I Think It's Them!

The other day I was refereeing a paper, and I thought back to an earlier post from April of last year - "Is it Me or is it Them ??"

'Reminiscing', you say?

Hardly - it's just that I'm still reading far too many empirical (usually micro.) papers in which the econometric "analysis" leaves me shaking my head.

I'm not going to repeat the previous post (you can read it for yourselves), and I certainly can't afford another session with Jane right now.

However, I'm pleased to be able to report that I do think I'm making some progress with my issues!

I've decided that it's not me - it's them!

(That feels better.)

© 2013, David E. Giles


  1. I guess there must be a simultaneity issue here :-)

  2. Referring to your post "Is it me or is it them", do you have any posts on reduced form vs. structural modeling? (Including when it is and isn't appropriate to use control variables, dependent variable transformations, instruments, etc.) I can't think of a better person than you to write one up, if you haven't already.


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