Economists Do It With Models

Warning: “graphic” content…

Entries Tagged as 'Graphic Content'

Bookmark and Share
When Money, Geography, And The Law Collide…

September 2nd, 2012 · 6 Comments
Graphic Content · Just For Fun

I wanted to share this for a number of reasons, first and foremost because I think it’s really cool: In case it’s not obvious, what you are looking at is a map of the world with each country represented by its local currency. (I suppose this explains why Antarctica is missing- I am still waiting [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Graphic Content · Just For Fun

Bookmark and Share
Graphic Content: Why The World Is Glad I’m Not A Consultant Anymore…

April 25th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Graphic Content · Just For Fun

I contend that I am particularly suited to studying the music industry because this is what I think about when hearing song lyrics… At least I’m not the only one.

[Read more →]

Tags: Graphic Content · Just For Fun

Bookmark and Share
Graphic Content: Correlation Or Coincidence?

December 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments
Fun With Data · Graphic Content

A number of people have sent me this, so in case you haven’t seen the latest in the treasure trove of funny correlation does not imply causation graphs, here it is. From Businessweek: (Click to see the full-size graphic on the original site, of course.) Most of these examples are absurd enough that people wouldn’t [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Fun With Data · Graphic Content

Bookmark and Share
Graphic Content: When Bad Charts Happen To Good People, Amazon Edition…

March 31st, 2011 · 7 Comments
Fun With Data · Graphic Content

A friend of mine sent me the following chart with a request for explanation: Note to chart makers: if your charts require explanation, you’re doing it wrong. In case you’re curious, the problem here is generally one of consistency. First, the bars themselves aren’t even all representing comparable entities- the last bar is presumably a [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Fun With Data · Graphic Content

Bookmark and Share
A Helpful Hint On The Finer Points Of Graphing…

December 14th, 2010 · 7 Comments
Fun With Data · Graphic Content · Just For Fun

Maybe I’m outside the norm a bit here, but this made me laugh so hard: Seriously, never underestimate the importance of labeling your axes. In fact, this is one of the items that we focused on a lot in the training for new teaching fellows, since it’s really really confusing to look at a graph [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Fun With Data · Graphic Content · Just For Fun

Bookmark and Share
Graphic Content Done Right, Global Health Edition…

December 5th, 2010 · 2 Comments
Fun With Data · Graphic Content

I think that a number of textbooks could stand to learn from this: “I know that having the data is not enough…I have to show it ways people both enjoy and understand.” Hear hear. The technology here is cool as well, but I actually don’t think that it’s crucial to understanding and enjoying the information. [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Fun With Data · Graphic Content