Saturday, September 10, 2011

New journal on causality

The Berkeley Electronic Press has started the Journal of Causal Inference for papers related to causality in the social science.

The editors include Judea Pearl, whose book looms large in the field, though larger outside economics than inside it, and Jas Sekhon, the Berkeley political science professor whose work on "genetic matching" I have blogged about in the past.

I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do. Much of the discussion on these issues proceeds on separate tracks in different disciplines. A very good outcome for this journal would be to facilitate the transmission of knowledge across fields. To that end, it is too bad that they did not include an economist among the editors.

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