Wonktalk: Should we have less faith in economic studies?

April 18, 2013

Neil Irwin and Brad Plumer discuss that much-criticized Reinhart-Rogoff paper, what it says about the world's fixation on debt, and whether we should place less faith in economic studies:

Here's the other post we discuss in Wonktalk: Why do people hate deficits?

*Update and correction: In the Wonktalk, I mentioned that the Reinhart-Rogoff study in question was "peer-reviewed" — that's actually incorrect. I thought the paper had been published in American Economic Review, which is peer-reviewed. But it had been published in American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings, which is not.  --Brad

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