Tag Archives: hendry

Anti-Antiscience and Statistical Parlor Tricks

As a result of the Weblog Awards contest, I’ve been introduced to a number of blogs, such as Bad Astronomy and Pharyngula, of which I’d been previously unaware, although they are both popular and have a loyal following. Bad Astronomy has a set of links to what it calls Anti-Antiscience sites, which include their rival […]

Alchemy or Science?

One of the examples of spurious regression mentioned in Phillips 1998, quoted by Eduardo Zorita at CPD and previously here by me, was taken from Hendry 1980, from an article entitled “Econometrics – Alchemy or Science?”. Hendry is a very eminent professor of economics and the article proved to be as interesting as its title. […]