Robb on Superfreakonomics

by Russ Roberts on November 24, 2009

in Data

He doesn’t like it. (HT: Paul Solman) I share Robb’s skepticism about drawing conclusions from empirical work that either ignores other factors or purports to control for them in the name of creating a “natural experiment.” Having been in the kitchen, I know how this dish gets cooked. Those who have never been in the kitchen assume it must be good food.


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