Burkey, Mark L. (2005): A response to unfounded criticisms of Burkey and Obeng (2004) made by the IIHS (2005).
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Abstract: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety mailed an essay written by Richard Retting and Sergey Kyrychenko (IIHS, 2005) to many universities and individuals where they accused my coauthor and me of being Junk Scientists. This has become a typical pattern for the IIHS, attacking every study that fails to find a benefit of Red Light Cameras, but never criticizing work that supports their beliefs. In this paper I defend my work against their claims, and pose the question: Who are the real junk scientists?
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Commentary on:||Burkey, Mark L. and Obeng, Kofi (2005): Crash Risk Reduction at Signalized Intersections Using Longitudinal Data.|
|Original Title:||A response to unfounded criticisms of Burkey and Obeng (2004) made by the IIHS (2005)|
|Keywords:||Red Light Camera; Intersection Safety;|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J28 - Safety; Job Satisfaction; Related Public Policy
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R4 - Transportation Systems > R41 - Transportation: Demand, Supply, and Congestion; Safety and Accidents; Transportation Noise
|Depositing User:||Mark L. Burkey|
|Date Deposited:||07. Feb 2012 05:35|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 05:16|
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