Uncertainty of the Liberal Peace

  title={Uncertainty of the Liberal Peace},
  author={Cullen F. Goenner},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={589 - 605}
  • C. Goenner
  • Published 1 September 2004
  • Economics
  • Journal of Peace Research
Variable selection is a crucial aspect of formulating a model to empirically examine data, as omitted variables can create spurious association, while inclusion of irrelevant variables can bias the results of one’s estimates. To mitigate such problems, researchers rely on theory to guide their selection of variables to include in their models. Unfortunately, in social science, there often exist several plausible theories to explain actions, and hence several models that researchers can use in… 

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