Causality in Economics and Econometrics

29 Pages Posted: 18 Sep 2006

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Kevin D. Hoover

Duke University - Departments of Economics and Philosophy

Date Written: June 9, 2006

Abstract

An entry for the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Traces the history of causality in economics and econometrics since David Hume. Examines the main modern approaches to causal inference.

Keywords: causality, causal inference, econometrics, identification, structural vector autoregressions, graph-theory, Hume, Mill, Jevons, Granger, Granger causality, Simon, Haavelmo, Cowles Commission, Zellner, Pearl, Spirtes

JEL Classification: B16, B23, C10

Suggested Citation

Hoover, Kevin D., Causality in Economics and Econometrics (June 9, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=930739 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.930739

Kevin D. Hoover (Contact Author)

Duke University - Departments of Economics and Philosophy ( email )

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Durham, NC 27708-0204
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