Tuesday, April 10, 2018

RD in neuroscience

Economics is invading nearby sciences (and some not so nearby, judging by the inclusion in the most recent NBER papers of "The Health Effects of Cesarean Delivery for Low-Risk First Births") mostly because the methodology is so good. Econometrics is the field that has thought hardest about causal inference. And now it seems that one econometric technique may also be useful for understanding the learning mechanisms of biological neurons.

Too cool!