Monthly Archives: December 2013

Admission of Wrongdoing

This article from the Economist details how an amateur palaeontologist uncovered serious errors in previously published papers on how dinosaurs grew. In total, he examined 12 papers. In four cases the original data had been lost. In three, the statistics … Continue reading

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Empirical Economics

I had this in the “Drafts” folder and forgot to put it out there. A year or so old, but still applicable. The new age of, ahem, big data is really changing the way economists work. A nice article over … Continue reading

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