Researcher Incentives and Empirical Methods
NBER Technical Working Paper No. 329
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This essay was written for the NYU Conference on Economic Methods. I am grateful to the Taubman Center for State and Local Government for financial support. My thoughts on this topic are the result of conversations over years with many people, but I am particularly indebted to Robert Barro and Lawrence Katz. Guido Imbens, Lawrence Katz and especially Edward Leamer provided helpful advice. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.