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Has econometrics taught in classes kept pace with its application? Is a paradigm shift needed? Angrist and Pischke’s (2017) “Undergraduate econometrics instruction:…

  • Hema Thakur
  • March 8, 2017
  • 3.3k views

A university press is most often a loss making entity serving an established research university. In addition to producing textbooks for students, its rationale has…

  • Nitin Nair
  • December 15, 2016
  • 4.4k views

In today’s digital world, there are numerous platforms on which people can pose questions and add to their knowledge. In August 2016, EconTalk - one of the leading…

  • Nitin Nair
  • November 28, 2016
  • 4.2k views

Scientific research is increasingly collaborative and contributions made by each author must be suitably acknowledged by co-authors. Often, there is much prestige…

  • Nitin Nair
  • November 11, 2016
  • 4.1k views

Those who campaign for the use of empirical research to drive public policy design and implementation should be reminded of the difficulties inherent in the task. A case in point would be to…

  • Nitin Nair
  • October 7, 2016
  • 3.9k views

A recent paper in the Journal of Economic Perspectives by Cowen and Tabarrok examines the various questionable approaches used in defense of continued…

  • Nitin Nair
  • September 23, 2016
  • 3.7k views

Russ Roberts, a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, talks to Matthew Futterman, sportswriter for the Wall Street Journal, about his recent…

  • Nitin Nair
  • September 2, 2016
  • 3.8k views

Back in the day, many development economists would tally up a household's ownership of consumer durables to estimate their socioeconomic position. Should they be counting local bug populations…

  • Nitin Nair
  • August 25, 2016
  • 3.9k views