[OPE-L:6234] Re: econometrics (and criteria for publication)

From: glevy@pratt.edu
Date: Thu Nov 29 2001 - 08:33:47 EST

From: Paul Cockshott <paul@cockshott.com>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 13:22:21 +0000

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, you wrote:
> What I think is important is that theorists _challenge_ their own
> pre-conceptions at various stages in the ongoing process of theoretical
> development. This embodies within it the maxim that 'we are never too old
> to learn' and leave ourselves open to re-think, and perhaps change,
> long-held beliefs.  Certainly,  continuing examination of empirical evidence
> is an essential part of this process.

I think that every time that I have carried out an empirical investigation
from the 70s to the present, I have discovered real relationships that
surprised me because they differed from what was the accepted wisdom.
Paul Cockshott, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
0141 330 3125  mobile:07946 476966

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