Rational econometric man transforming structural econometrics

The authors raise several crucial issues pertaining to the current practice of econometrics whose constructive discussion can lead to better empirical modelling practices that can hopefully elucidate how the economy works and how to improve its performance. This reconsideration is timely because des...

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Main Author: Nell, Edward J.
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Errouaki, Karim
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2013
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The authors raise several crucial issues pertaining to the current practice of econometrics whose constructive discussion can lead to better empirical modelling practices that can hopefully elucidate how the economy works and how to improve its performance. This reconsideration is timely because despite the impressive technical advances, most of the foundational problems bedevilling current econometric modelling remain largely unresolved.' - Aris Spanos, Virginia Tech, US. 'If you are interested in understanding the underlying philosophical reasons why structural econometrics seems dead, read this book. Not only do the authors provide a comprehensive, stimulating and provocative account of the debate and literature, they also provide insightful suggestions for improving the bridge over the theory-data gap in economics. Their main suggestion that theorists and econometricians should do more fieldwork to improve not only economic theories but also econometric models is a ...
'This book represents a bold and imaginative attempt to reconsider the philosophical foundations of econometrics by re-evaluating the Cowles Commission project of the 1940s and its subsequent influence on modern econometrics. The re-evaluation is based on the Hollis and Nell (1975) perspective, but refocused on econometrics (instead of economics), and inspired by a novel re-reading of Haavelmo's work in econometrics. Irrespective of whether one agrees with the authors' evaluation and their reconstruction of the philosophical foundations of econometrics, the book offers a unique opportunity to commence a serious dialogue on how econometrics can provide sound empirical foundations for economics and what such foundations will amount to.
pt. I. From rational economic man to rational econometric man -- pt. II. The critiques and the foundations -- pt. III. Structural econometrics in its place : mapping new directions
'This is a book macroeconomists were waiting for - a lucid history of macroeconometric model building. A must read.' - Willi Semmler, New School for Social Research, US. 'The authors have succeeded in orchestrating a lively debate over the scientific foundations of structural econometrics. Their book deserves a broad readership.' - From the foreword by Lawrence R. Klein. 'The wide range of issues brilliantly discussed, the entertaining and accessible language, the sharpness of the authors' judgement and the constructive critical mood makes this book recommended reading for anyone who feels uneasy with the empirical scope and policy significance of standard econometric methods and of mainstream economic models.' - Alessandro Vercelli, University of Siena, Italy.
Physical Description:576 p
ISBN:1849801541
9781849809627
9781849801546