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The Alan Turing’s project

October 17, 2017
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The Alan Turing’s project

The Alan Turing Institute (ATI) has just announced the next round of Doctoral Studentships.Here's the original blurb with all the relevant information. The guys in the picture are not part of the supervisory teams (but I think I will be...).We are seek...

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Machine Learning and Macro

October 15, 2017
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Earlier I posted here on machine learning and central banking.  Here's something related.  Last week Penn's Warren Center hosted a timely and stimulating conference, "Machine Learning for Macroeconomic Prediction and Policy".  ...

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Statistical skepticism: How to use significance tests effectively: 7 challenges & how to respond to them

October 13, 2017
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Statistical skepticism: How to use significance tests effectively: 7 challenges & how to respond to them

Here are my slides from the ASA Symposium on Statistical Inference : “A World Beyond p < .05”  in the session, “What are the best uses for P-values?”. (Aside from me,our session included Yoav Benjamini and David Robinson, with chair: Nalini Ravishanker.) 7 QUESTIONS Why use a tool that infers from a single (arbitrary) P-value […]

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Rejecting the data-free argument in support of the cashier-free Shake Shack

October 13, 2017
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It's always frustrating to see media outlets play loose with facts. When I read a headline like "Shake Shack's New Cashier-Free Location Really Does Reduce Wait, So Far," (link) I am expecting to read some evidence that the wait times of customers have decreased. Granted, this is a hard problem because you always need a "control" - something to compare to. And when this is a new restaurant, in a…

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November Reading

October 10, 2017
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November Reading

ftp://ftp.econ.au.dk/creates/rp/17/rp17_32.pdfhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03610926.2016.1260738http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03610926.2017.1359296© 2017, David E. Giles

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Analysts must reckon with the fake data menace

October 9, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, comments on the fake data and fraud problem in digital advertising, and calls on data scientists and analysts to rise up to the challenge.

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Summer school in Leuven

October 9, 2017
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Summer school in Leuven

Emmanuel has organised earlier this year the first edition of the Summer School on Advanced Bayesian Methods, in the beautiful Belgian town of Leuven (which is also where we had our Bayes conference a couple of years ago).For next year, they have ...

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Summer school in Leuven

October 9, 2017
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Summer school in Leuven

Emmanuel has organised earlier this year the first edition of the Summer School on Advanced Bayesian Methods, in the beautiful Belgian town of Leuven (which is also where we had our Bayes conference a couple of years ago).For next year, they have ...

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Rich maths with Dragons

October 9, 2017
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Rich maths with Dragons

Thanks to the Unlocking Curious Minds fund, StatsLC have been enabled to visit thirty rural schools in Canterbury and the West Coast and provide a two-hour maths event to help the children to see themselves as mathematicians. The groups include … Continue reading →

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Long Memory in Realized Volatility

October 7, 2017
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A noteworthy aspect of long memory in realized asset return volatility is that in many leading cases it's basically undeniable on the basis of a variety of evidence -- the question isn't existence but rather strength.  Hence it's useful to have a ...

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