The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
| Editors: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Data Mining

  • Clinton A. Greene
Reference work entry


Data mining is defined by presenting an example contrasting the role of specification search in economics to its role in experimental science. Historical references are provided, along with a short review of contemporary proposals to remedy sources of and problems with data mining.


Data mining Model selection Regression analysis Specification problems in econometrics 

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