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Understanding spurious correlation: a rejoinder to Kliman

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  • Emilio Díaz
  • Rubén Osuna

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This paper is a rejoinder to Kliman's (2008-9) reply to a paper published in the >i>Journal of Post Keynesian Economics>/i> by Díaz and Osuna (2005-6). We show that Kliman's reasoning about spurious correlation rests on the popular confusion between correlation and causation.

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Article provided by M.E. Sharpe, Inc. in its journal Journal of Post Keynesian Economics.

Volume (Year): 31 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (December)
Pages: 357-362

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Handle: RePEc:mes:postke:v:31:y:2008:i:2:p:357-362

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Keywords: causality testing; least squares estimation; spurious correlation;

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Cited by:
  1. Andrea Vaona, 2012. "Price-price deviations are highly persistent - extended version," Working Papers, University of Verona, Department of Economics 08/2012, University of Verona, Department of Economics.
  2. Andrea Vaona, 2014. "A panel data approach to price–value correlations," Empirical Economics, Springer, Springer, vol. 47(1), pages 21-34, August.

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