Matthew J. HolianNov 2, 2021
Data and the American Dream
Contemporary Social Controversies and the American Community Survey
Palgrave Macmillan 2021
How much do new building codes reduce energy usage? How much and it what ways does it matter for an immigrant to be able to work legally? How has the Affordable Care Act affected people’s work decisions? How did the Great Recession affect women’s childbearing decisions? New statistical and econometric techniques give us better ways of distinguishing correlation from causation even when an experiment would be impossible or unethical. In Data and the American Dream: Contemporary Social Controversies and the American Community Survey (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021), economist Matthew Holian provides a practical introduction to these techniques using publicly available data.
Host Peter Lorentzen is an economics professor at the University of San Francisco, where he leads a new digital economy-focused Master's program in Applied Economics.