Bad News and Good News for Meta-Analyses in Economics

[Excerpts taken from the working paper “Practical Significance, Meta-Analysis and the Credibility of Economics” by Tom Stanley and Chris Doucouliagos, posted at SSRN] “…we find that large biases and high rates of false positives will often be found by conventional meta-analysis methods….

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Do You Use Clustered Standard Errors? You Should Read This

[From the working paper, “How Cluster-Robust Inference Is Changing Applied Econometrics” by James MacKinnon, posted as a Queen’s University Working Paper] “Whenever the observations can plausibly be grouped into a set of clusters, it has become customary, indeed often mandatory,…

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