Causal Inference Should Focus More on Mechanism Than Method

[From a post by Andrew Gelman at his blog, Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science] “If researchers and policy makers continue to view results of impact evaluations as a black box and fail to focus on mechanisms, the movement…

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GOLDSTEIN: More Replication in Economics?

[This blog originally appeared at the blogsite Development Impact] About a year ago, I blogged on a paper that had tried to replicate results on 61 papers in economics and found that in 51% of the cases, they couldn’t get the same…

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