Here. And here. Just kidding. Here’s the real story. Susanna Makela writes: A few of us want to start a journal club for the statistics PhD students. The idea is to read important papers that we might not otherwise read, maybe because they’re not directly related to our area of research/we don’t have time/etc. What […]
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There has been a tremendous increase in the use of mathematical analysis to make policy, inform organizational decisions, and explain news and events. I generally think this is a positive thing: I understand that math gives us a powerful set of tools for understanding and processing the world. But I also understand the limitations inherent in mathematical modeling. All […]
The previously mentioned Paul Krugman piece on opera singer Jenny Lind included a link to this NYT article "adapted from The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do, by Eduardo Porter, an editorial writer for The New York Times." Krugman was criticizing the reliance on simple economic stories that don't fit the facts. Porter was telling one.Baseball aficionados might conclude that all of this points to some pernicious new trend in the market for top players. But