[OPE-L:6235] Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: econometrics

From: Paul Cockshott (paul@cockshott.com)
Date: Thu Nov 29 2001 - 08:20:18 EST

On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, you wrote:
> There are more than enough Marxian economists do exceptional quantitative 
> work. The desired statistical work has not been forthcoming because Marxian 
> economists are  often uninterested in doing the work. One of my great 
> frustrations as a journal referee was reading the 1,000,000,000th paper on 
> the transformation problem that contained zero empirical work. Typically, 
> authors would reply that the paper was "concerned with a theoretical 
> issue," not an empirical issue. After 1 billion papers on the 
> transformation problem I think it is perfectly reasonable to request that 
> authors demonstrate empirical relevance.

I strongly support this. The credence that Steadmans views gained without
him having produced any empirical support for them is striking.
Paul Cockshott, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
0141 330 3125  mobile:07946 476966

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