History of econometric causality

26 Aug, 2022 at 12:53 | Posted in Statistics & Econometrics | 2 Comments



  1. As Frege said, ‘semantics exhausts ontology.’ Semantics refers to mental states. Computer metaphors abound however where computation is predominant. The issue is whether the methodologically-controlled representation(s), including counterfactuals, actually yield residuals consistently.

  2. The total disregard for the question of ontology is quite shocking. But I am not sure if that’s worse than the synthetic control method example he laudes. German unification has been terribly abused by “causal” inferencers a great many times highlighting simultaneously the need for expert knowledge of history for “causal” inference and the widespread lack thereof.

    Click to access MarxVsErhardt.pdf

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