Simplicity in econometric modelling: some methodological considerations

Journal of Economic Methodology 5 (2):247-261 (1998)
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It is shown how simplicity in econometric modelling can be defended from three different methodological positions, a ?traditional scientific?, a rhetorical and a hermeneutical one. Moreover, it is argued that the claim of methodological superiority by supporters of general-to-specific modelling is largely rhetorics. In practice there does not exist a viable alternative to simple modelling in empirical economics.
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