The Art of Aid Effects on Growth

6 Jul

A new paper shows evidence that researchers manipulate econometric regressions to artificially attain a “real” (i.e. “statistically significant”) result. See Aid Thoughts for the key graphs, also Marginal Revolution. This is old news, but important.

So of course, at this point you are wondering: how can I do this so I can also get my papers published? Here is a pedagogical illustration: