# Posts Tagged ‘ economics ’

## After seeing this chart, my mouth needed a rinse

October 6, 2015
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The credit for today's headline goes to Andrew Gelman, who said something like that when I presented the following chart at his Statistical Graphics class yesterday: With this chart (which appeared in a large ad in the NY Times), Fidelity...

## Flamebait: “Mathiness” in economics and political science

October 4, 2015
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Political scientist Brian Silver points me to his post by economist Paul Romer, who writes: The style that I [Romer] am calling mathiness lets academic politics masquerade as science. Like mathematical theory, mathiness uses a mixture of words and symbols, but instead of making tight links, it leaves ample room for slippage between statements in […] The post Flamebait: “Mathiness” in economics and political science appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

## Flamebait: “Mathiness” in economics and political science

October 4, 2015
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Political scientist Brian Silver points me to his post by economist Paul Romer, who writes: The style that I [Romer] am calling mathiness lets academic politics masquerade as science. Like mathematical theory, mathiness uses a mixture of words and symbols, but instead of making tight links, it leaves ample room for slippage between statements in […] The post Flamebait: “Mathiness” in economics and political science appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

## Annals of Spam

September 26, 2015
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OK, explain to me this email: God day, How are you? My name is **. I came across your contact email at the University of Cyprus, Department of Economics. I seek for a private Economics teacher for my Daughter. I would like to know if you would be available for job. If you would be […] The post Annals of Spam appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social…

## Low-power pose

September 25, 2015
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“The samples were collected in privacy, using passive drool procedures, and frozen immediately.” Anna Dreber sends along a paper, “Assessing the Robustness of Power Posing: No Effect on Hormones and Risk Tolerance in a Large Sample of Men and Women,” which she published in Psychological Science with coauthors Eva Ranehill, Magnus Johannesson, Susanne Leiberg, Sunhae […] The post Low-power pose appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

## Amtrak is evil

September 25, 2015
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Hmmmm, coverage for travel delay, that might not be so bad. This is Amtrak, after all. Let’s click through to the fine print: They’ll cover me for a departure delay of six or more hours, huh? Nice try in your attempt to scam me out of \$8.50. It didn’t work this time, but, hey, why […] The post Amtrak is evil appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social…

September 24, 2015
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Bob writes: You must have seen this. I like it. But not enough to spend time blogging about it. I’ll try blogging it myself . . . OK, yeah, this interactive graph is great. It reminds me of “scatterplot charades” exercises we do in class from time to time. Somebody should write a program so […] The post Draw your own graph! appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and…

## 1925-2015

September 23, 2015
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I don’t know if he has to say that this body type are actually better for a baseball player. Maybe it’s enough to just make the case that, Moneyball-style, players with this shape are underrated. P.S. I still don’t see why James chose in his book to summarize players by games played, home runs, RBI, […] The post 1925-2015 appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

## Nice title but dubious message

September 21, 2015
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I like to uaeuse declarative titles for charts. This chart below, found in an investment magazine published by Charles Schwab, wants to tell us that emerging markets "perform differently." That is a nice concise message. Now, what does the chart...

## Some thoughts on Economics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Statistics, Machine Learning, etc

September 10, 2015
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There were a lot of posts, recently, related to those topics, starting with Noah Smith ‘s piece entitled “Economics has a Math Problem” and more recently “Econometrics, Math, and Machine Learning…what?” by Matt Bogard. I don’t have (yet) a clear mind on those issues, but there are still a few thoughts that I wanted to share. I did not really want to, but I’ve been asked, on Twitter, and I thought it might be good…