Friday, October 4, 2013

Peter Kennedy on "Getting the Wrong Sign"

The late Peter Kennedy spent most of his career in the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University. He was a well-liked "just across the water" academic neighbour of mine.

Peter was an excellent and passionate teacher. He was adept at explaining econometrics to reluctant listeners! Several years ago, he gave a seminar in our department titled, "Oh No! I Got the Wrong Sign! What Should I Do?"

The paper was later published in The Journal of Economic Education, 2005, 36(1), 77-92.

If you haven't seen it before, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

© 2013, David E. Giles


  1. very helpful and interesting work.

  2. thanks david: a really interesting paper. between his book and that paper, he was one of the best econometricians in the world, atleast from the perspective of myself, a practitioner.

    I communicated with him a few times over the years and he was always quite generous, helpful and knowledgeable. thank you for alerting me to that paper. every applied econometrician should read it.
    it's incredibly insightful just like his book.