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Causal Friday: On The Limitations Of Experimental Research…

December 19th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Causal Friday · Just For Fun

Apparently Randall Munroe also has a thing for causal Friday: On one hand, randomized experiments with a treatment and a control group are a very clean and effective way to determine the effects of a treatment. On the other hand, addressing the logistical caveats necessary in order to get a proper result is not always [...]

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Just Remember Kids, It’s Not You, It’s Your Data…

June 24th, 2014 · No Comments
Fun With Data · Just For Fun

Not in the grad school context per se, but this pretty much illustrates how I feel today… I blame the Census County Business Patterns data.

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An Economist On Christmas…

December 25th, 2013 · 2 Comments
Behavioral Econ · Just For Fun

First off, happy holidays!

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My Daily Inner Monologue, In T-Shirt Form…

October 16th, 2013 · No Comments
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I’m just going to leave this here, since it really doesn’t need any commentary other than that I need that shirt in every color…

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An Econgirl Playlist For Your Weekend Number Crunching…

October 4th, 2013 · 4 Comments
Administrative · Just For Fun

I am currently in Baltimore to man (woman?) an exhibit booth at the Council for Economic Education’s annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference. This means a number of things: I am both cheap and disinclined to plan, so I stuffed an exhibit booth (table, technically) of stuff into my car and drove down from [...]

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Dear Government: You Are Making Me (Vicariously) Turn To Meth…

October 2nd, 2013 · 1 Comment
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I feel Planet Money’s pain here: I get what is going on, but it’s still more than a little disconcerting to see that. Even FRED has a warning that not all data is being updated due to the shutdown, and past data such as the census is being held hostage. It’s fine, it’s not like [...]

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