Craftsmanship and Credibility in Economic Research
This introductory chapter argues that applied microeconomic research should be considered a craft, because it cannot be reduced to a fixed set of procedures that guarantee the “right answer” if performed competently. It then takes stock of the various elements, or inputs, that go into economic research, each of which is explored over the course of this book.
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