Instrumental Variables: A Simpleminded Introduction

Bernard S. Black

Northwestern University - School of Law; Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)

November 1, 2007

This document is the PowerPoint slides for a introductory talk on instrumental variables, presented at the 2007 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies. The slides provide examples of good and not so good uses of instrumental variables in empirical legal research.

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Date posted: December 27, 2009  

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Black, Bernard S., Instrumental Variables: A Simpleminded Introduction (November 1, 2007). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1528459 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1528459

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