Examples of Regression as Causality Module

This module covers examples of regression in social science research, from seeing how people have studied the effect of giving property to the homeless in Argentina, to seeing how serving in the military can affect your ability to earn more money in post-military jobs.

Introduction to Regression Analysis

We introduce regression analysis in this video, and discuss how it is used to describe data. We also discuss the concepts of reverse causality and simultaneity.

The paper we use for our example is Acemoglu, Johnson, and Robinson (2001). “The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation.” The American Economic Review, 91(5), 1369-1401.