Monthly Archives: July 2015

Present in the International Methods Colloquium during 2015/2016!

I’m currently working on the AY 2015/2016 schedule for the International Methods Colloquium, and I can already say that we’re going to be hosting a number of very interesting and exciting research presentations on a wide variety of topics. We’re … Continue reading

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Spring 2015 Print Edition Reseased!

The editorial staff of The Political Methodologist is proud to announce the release of the Spring 2015 print edition! This issue contains information about the Data Access and Research Transparency initiative, an article with refinements and corrections to an important data … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Just Make Up Instrumental Variables?

Valid instrumental variables are hard to find. The key identification assumption that an instrumental variable be correlated with an endogenous variable , but not causally related to , is difficult to justify in most empirical applications. Even worse, the latter … Continue reading

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