Bloopers: How (Mostly) Smart People Get Causal Inference Wrong
50 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2010
Date Written: August 22, 2010
In these slides, prepared for a workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference, I review examples, drawn where possible from well known, well cited articles, often by top authors, where the authors got causal inference wrong. The examples illustrate what not to do and also what to do in research design, if the goal is credible estimates of causal effects.
Keywords: econometrics, causal inference
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