American Economic Review
Department of Economics
In the March 1985 issue of this Review, George Benston found fault with Federal Trade Commission Line of Business (LB) data generally and singled out for extended criticism thirteen LB data-based papers written by the authors of this comment. Even by the pre-Queensberry rules governing eco- nomic disputation, Benston's article is one- sided and negative. Moreover, it is marred by numerous errors in characterizing our work. We wish to set the record straight.
Dartmouth Digital Commons Citation
Scherer, Frederic M.; Long, William F.; Martin, Stephen; Mueller, Dennis C.; Pascoe, George; Ravenschaft, David J.; Scott, John T.; and Weiss, Leonord W., "The Validity of Studies with Line of Business Data: Comment" (1987). Dartmouth Scholarship. 3496.