Sunday, June 01, 2003
Several economics journals keep datasets to verify all of their empirical work, and a whole journal, the Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics, seeks "replicative works and articles that synthesize the literature in business, economics, and social sciences, especially topics that bridge several disciplines." I really wonder why this doesn't happen at more places. Much of the flap over Lott's work is easily resolved by going to the data. At least with him, you can get it.
You can also see on his site yet another example of how the Gray Lady fails the test of objectivity in their reporting -- and even an example of how Fox has slanted coverage of gun issues (scroll through John's blog). I assume Ally Mitch will take after those.