Event Count Models for International Relations : Generalizations and Applications

@inproceedings{Gross2005EventCM,
  title={Event Count Models for International Relations : Generalizations and Applications},
  author={Bertram M. Gross},
  year={2005}
}
International relations theorists tend to think in terms of continuous processes. Yet we observe only discrete events, such as wars or alliances, and summarize them in terms of the frequency of occurrence. As such, most empirical analyses in international relations are based on event count variables. Unfortunately, analysts have generally relied on statistical techniques that were designed for continuous data. This mismatch between theory and method has caused bias, inefficiency, and numerous… CONTINUE READING

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