The Signal-to-Noise Problem

My 2006 book, Putting Econometrics in its Place, argued that the signal-to-noise issue is a serious problem in econometrics.

My two most recent papers on this topic are:


Doubtful Significance

Can an amorphous cloud of points really illustrate a significant relationship?

Link to the paper


A Clear Case
Why is the Signal-to-Noise Ratio so much Higher in Case Studies than in Econometrics?
Link to the paper


These research findings have implications for the applied economics research agenda - see here.
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