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Transparency in Structural Research

Isaiah Andrews, Matthew Gentzkow () and Jesse Shapiro ()

No 26631, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: We propose a formal definition of transparency in empirical research and apply it to structural estimation in economics. We discuss how some existing practices can be understood as attempts to improve transparency, and we suggest ways to improve current practice, emphasizing approaches that impose a minimal computational burden on the researcher. We illustrate with examples.

JEL-codes: C10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-01
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Published as Isaiah Andrews & Matthew Gentzkow & Jesse M. Shapiro, 2020. "Transparency in Structural Research," Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, vol 38(4), pages 711-722.

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