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I Just Ran Four Million Regressions

  • Xavier X. Sala-i-Martin

In this paper I try to move away from the Extreme Bounds method of identifying" Instead of analyzing the" extreme bounds of the estimates of the coefficient of a particular variable distribution. My claim in this paper is that, if we do this, the picture emerging from the" empirical growth literature is not the pessimistic Robust" that we get with the" extreme bound analysis. Instead, we find that a substantial number of variables can be found" to be strongly related to growth.

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Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 6252.

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Date of creation: Nov 1997
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Publication status: published as American Economic Review, Vol. 87, no. 2 (May 1997): 178-183.
Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:6252
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