Tagged: Ole Rogeberg

Comorbidity and costs - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton May 24, 2013

Another for the "underlying variables very likely cause both substance abuse AND negative outcomes" file, via +Ole Rogeberg . It appears that novelty-seeking and conduct disorder strongly predict future alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youths. They suggest that early identification of those likely to be at risk and subsequent management of conduct disorders and of novelty-seeking behaviour … Read More

Trusting Secret Data: Dunedin edition - The Dismal Science

Eric Crampton Mar 12, 2013

Unless you've run the regressions yourself, it's often hard to trust empirical results. A lot of results are fragile - small changes in specifications, either changing date ranges or adding seemingly irrelevant variables, can change results. And endogeneity always makes inference hard in social sciences. First best is running things yourself. If the data and code are available for … Read More