Specification Curve

Specification Curve

Nov 29, 2019
Specification Curve

A couple of days ago, Rawley Heimer from Boston College visited our discipline and gave a seminar on research methods and journal publication insights for us PhD students. He’s an interesting guy and I was very impressed by a method he introduced to us - Specification Curve. Motivation More offen than not, empirical researchers need to argue that their chosen model specification reigns. If not, they need to run a battery of tests on alternative specifications and report them. ...