Scientific Standards in Econometric Modeling

  • C. A. Sims


The increasing scale, complexity, and practical success of econometric modelling in recent years requires a rethinking of its foundations. Econometricians have made do with a formal description of the nature and objectives of their work which relies too heavily on the example of the experimental sciences, and thereby gives an incomplete and misleading picture. As a result, we have shown occasional confusion in judging or setting standards for empirical work. Perhaps worse, we have left ourselves open to apparently devastating criticism.


Probability Model Econometric Modeling Rational Expectation Experimental Science Forecast Performance 
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  • C. A. Sims
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  1. 1.University of MinnesotaUSA

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