Sunday, May 14, 2006
A colleague and I were thinking of developing an online course in the basics of economtric methods for law teachers specifically, so that they would be able to do empirical research on their own (from start to finish; i.e. data downloads, input into programs such as E-Views, and basic regression and similar techniques). The are about 8000 or so law professors in the US and many more elsewhere. But, nevertheless the market is not very large. Having spent time in social sciences and in hard sciences, I am aware that grant money is difficult to come by unless one wants to do applied (empirical) work. Grant funds are the exception in the law, not the norm as in physics or medicine.