Related Empirical Evidence

Peter Svedberg

in Poverty and Undernutrition

Published in print October 2000 | ISBN: 9780198292685
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596957 | DOI:

Series: WIDER Studies in Development Economics

 Related Empirical Evidence

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Relationships similar to the ones contained in the model developed in Ch. 3 have been examined empirically in several previous studies. In this chapter, it is argued that causality has been misinterpreted in some of these earlier works. Moreover, some previous empirical results seem implausible in the light of the theory and model presented in Ch. 3. It is further argued that some of the studies suffer from omitted variable bias and that simultaneity has not been properly controlled. Suggestions for improvements in empirical testing are offered.

Keywords: causality; empirical results; omitted variable bias; simultaneity; testing

Chapter.  5572 words. 

Subjects: Economic Development and Growth

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