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Methodological mistakes and econometric consequences

  • Zaman, Asad

Econometric Methodology is based on logical positivist principles. Since logical positivism has collapsed, it is necessary to re-think these foundations. We show that positivist methodology has led econometricians to a meaningless search for patterns in the data. An alternative methodology which relates observed patterns to real causal structures is proposed

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 41032.

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Date of creation: 30 Aug 2012
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Publication status: Published in International Econometric Review 2.4(2012): pp. 99-122
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:41032
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  1. Leamer, Edward E, 1983. "Let's Take the Con Out of Econometrics," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 73(1), pages 31-43, March.
  2. Zaman, Asad, 2008. "Causal Relations via Econometrics," MPRA Paper 10128, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Atiq-ur-Rehman, Atiq-ur-Rehman & Zaman, Asad, 2009. "Impact of Model Specification Decisions on Unit Root Tests," MPRA Paper 19963, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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