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Oh No! I Got the Wrong Sign! What Should I Do?

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  • Peter E. Kennedy

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Getting a "wrong" sign in empirical work is a common phenomenon. Remarkably, econometrics textbooks provide very little information to practitioners on how this problem can arise. The author exposits a long list of ways in which a wrong sign can occur and how it might be corrected.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal The Journal of Economic Education.

Volume (Year): 36 (2005)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 77-92

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  3. Christian Bellak & Markus Leibrecht & Joze P. Damijan, 2007. "Infrastructure endowment and corporate income taxes as determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Central- and Eastern European Countries," LICOS Discussion Papers 19307, LICOS - Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance, KU Leuven.

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