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Meta-analysis: A Tool for Upgrading Inputs of Macroeconomic Policy Models

Raymond Florax, Henri de Groot () and Ruud de Mooij ()

No 02-041/3, Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers from Tinbergen Institute

Abstract: Meta-analysis is a research method to synthesise previously obtained researchresults. It is best seen as a statistical approach towards reviewing and summarising theliterature. This paper aims to introduce and critically review the research method ofmeta-analysis and to illustrate its potential use in applied economic policy analysis.Special attention will be paid to the possibilities for value transfer and thepossibilities to improve the calibration of existing macroeconomic policy models.

Keywords: meta-analysis; value transfer; research synthesis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: B40 C80 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2002-04-25
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