Can you trust survey responses? Evidence using objective health measures

Publisher:
Elsevier
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Economics Letters, 2013, 121 (2), pp. 163 - 166
Issue Date:
2013-01
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We investigate the common assumption in applied research that reporting errors are negligible in variables where there is no clear incentive for misreporting. Using major medical operations, we find high misreporting rates, but the coefficients of their predictors remain unbiased.
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