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George paper

Here are points to read for:

  • What is the core question of the paper?
    • What dynamics in the industry does she try to explain?
    • What have others shown / failed to explain? Where does she fit in that wider literature?
    • Why beer?
  • What data does she utilize?
    • Time period?
    • Size of dataset?
    • Other limitations?
    • Why doesn’t she use other data, for example the 30 years of observations from 1970-1999?
  • What findings are “starred” as significant?
    • What findings aren’t “starred”?
    • Is she cautious, listing caveats?
    • What puzzles does she leave us with?
    • What next? – does her work point to followup projects?