Re: Robustness

26 July 2006 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

Econometric methodology junkies may wish to dig up the December 1988 isssue of the Economic Record, which contains a symposium on same. Contributors include heavyweights Dennis Aigner, Clive Granger, Edward Leamer, Hashem Pesaran, Esfandiar Maasoumi, and P.C.B. Phillips. (If you’re lucky you can get it from EBSCO Host.) I just happened to stumble across a hardcopy of the Leamer article, “Things That Bother Me,” which begins thusly:

I thought I might share with you some things that bother me.
(1) There are too few issues.
(2) There are too many sharp hypotheses.
(3) There are too few graphs.
(4) There is too much asymptotic theory.
(5) There are too many diagnostics.
(6) There is too little testing “the usefulness” of theories/models.
(7) There is too little “confusion.”

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