Econometrics.

1. Listen to the Joshua Angrist EconTalk podcast:

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2014/12/joshua_angrist.html

Write a second one page, double-space summary of the podcast.  Report on what Joshua Angrist is addressing and how it relates to causation.  Define the four econometric methods that he discusses for trying to isolate causal effects using cross sectional data.  For full credit, you must fill the page with substantive observations.
2. Listen to the Ed Leamer EconTalk podcast:

http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2010/05/leamer_on_the_s.html

Write a one page, double-space summary of the podcast.  Report on what Ed Leamer is addressing and how it relates to model specification.  For full credit, you must fill the page with substantive observations that relate to the econometrics that we’ve done so far this semester.

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