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Karl’s List of Alleged Scandals in Economics

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In order to get one’s priors appropriately calibrated, it is important to know about bad things that people have done. But it is also important to get things right about which specific accusations are really true and which are unfounded. “Exogeny Karl” defends Economics Job Market Rumors as a useful muckraking site, giving this list of alleged scandals in economics that EJMR helped publicize. Don’t believe all of these accusations. For example, Claudia Sahm effectively debunks the accusation against her here and here. See also here. This was never a credible allegation. I’d be glad to hear arguments for or against the truth of any of the other allegations Karl makes. On Reinhart and Rogoff’s errors, Yichuan Wang and I say our piece in On other aspects of Economics Job Market Rumors, my

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In order to get one’s priors appropriately calibrated, it is important to know about bad things that people have done. But it is also important to get things right about which specific accusations are really true and which are unfounded.

“Exogeny Karl” defends Economics Job Market Rumors as a useful muckraking site, giving this list of alleged scandals in economics that EJMR helped publicize.

Don’t believe all of these accusations. For example, Claudia Sahm effectively debunks the accusation against her here and here. See also here. This was never a credible allegation.

I’d be glad to hear arguments for or against the truth of any of the other allegations Karl makes.

On Reinhart and Rogoff’s errors, Yichuan Wang and I say our piece in

On other aspects of Economics Job Market Rumors, my blog has these posts:

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Miles Kimball is Professor of Economics and Survey Research at the University of Michigan. Politically, Miles is an independent who grew up in an apolitical family. He holds many strong opinions—open to revision in response to cogent arguments—that do not line up neatly with either the Republican or Democratic Party.

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