Grumpy Economist: FiveThirtyEight p-hacking

A reporter sent me a lovely FiveThirtyEight website about how to p-Crack your path to scientific glory.

Should I be proud or ashamed that I achieved a 1% p-value in just 30 seconds? Compared with many papers I have read, I think its efforts are too modest. Including judges, mayors, and state councillors. Performance is measured by level, growth rate, unemployment rate, inequality, population breakdown, housing prices, health measures, investment, exports, etc. Control is much more than economic recession—exchange rate or all other outcome indicators. Let each variable take turns on the right hand side and the left hand side. instrument…

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