Saturday, December 8 2012
arthur charpentier on Saturday, December 8 2012, 16:06
Still interesting posts, here and there, on the internet,
Problem With Math Is That It Makes People Seem Smart" via
first, lecturer second: what I've learned from being both" by
the evidence of fraudulent schemes, no firm has ever been disciplined
by any professional accountancy body" on
" the predatory
practices of major accountancy firms"
the Traders! It Would Solve Economic Crisis and Stop Reckless Trading" by
Science Predictions Prove Too Conservative", by Glenn Scherer
are pervs, women are gold diggers"
bad banks pay for financial literacy" via
consensus shifts public opinion on climate change"
Second Opinion, Consult a Computer?"
Economics from the Economists"
Academic Research Destroy Stock Return Predictability?" (talk next week at )
control political incorrectness" (still on the “Man and the
Economy” journal story) by
the U.S.) "Top 1% are 288 times richer than you!"
life spans has reversed itself for white people who lack high school
Debtor Prisoner’s Dilemma"
People Still Don’t Realize They’re Rich"
Recommendations" " typical referee
report consists roughly of one part signal and two parts noise"
colours and legends in lattice plots" on Markus's great blog
population conundrum" by Norma Cohen via
discussion on by on a paper mentioned a few
weeks ago on "regression and causation"
as usual in judging the worth of a researcher?" "Modern science is all
about evaluation these days...."
students and networking"
to make NYT-style bar charts with R"
the VIX Signal Market Direction?"
Time to Fix America's Email Exclamation Point Addiction!" via
[ free ebook] "An introduction to
measure theory" by Terence Tao
Rhetoric of Economics" by Donald McCloskey, 1983,
I chose journalism over science" by
are not getting any older, literally" " Life expectancy in
the United States has stagnated..."
the Recession Improved Life Expectancy - but Didn't Make Us Healthier"
to Predictive Modeling in R" yes, the Casualty Actuarial
Society recommends R...
Analytics Yields Employee Sentiment Insights for HR Executives" on 's
the Okies left Oklahoma and moved to California, they raised the
average intelligence level in both states"
"A Free-Market Fix for the
your audience and specifically tailoring outputs to policymakers is key
to improving the impact of research"
gets into the debt market" "buy up and forgive
thousands of dollars worth of debt is (....) pretty clever"
Is Buying Loans and Forgiving Debt" "The People's Bailout"
most a third of us show a consistent approach to financial risk" and the AER paper
Trades Hurt Investors, a Study Says" can't find the study ?
might still be
Decision Making and Cognition in a Family Context"
et cette semaine, plusieurs articles en francais,
fêter noël comme un économiste" les conseils de dernière
minute de l'excellentissime
droit à l’oubli sur Internet : une idée dangereuse" via
si vous aviez investi vos cotisations retraite dans le CAC40 ?"
boursiers et vieillissement de population" via
sociale, sémantique patronale et sophisme journalistique" (en France)
l’enseignement des enseignants-chercheurs"
nombre de charges de cours a augmenté trois fois plus rapidement que le
nombre de professeurs" à l'Université Laval
Etats-Unis, "la bulle de la dette étudiante est en train d'exploser"
de sirop d'érable dans mon camembert!"
du blog scientifique 2. Le titre" par
science n'a pas de don de voyance" via
Did I miss something ?
Monday, December 3 2012
arthur charpentier on Monday, December 3 2012, 20:00
Some interesting posts, this week,
of variance? Why it is more important than ever"
Shubik's Dollar Auction Game" see also
en faveur des logiciels libres " Quand l'accès au
code source est une question vitale..." Troublant
tower illusion" (yes, pictures are
The Market Rational? No, say the experts. But neither are you--so don't
go thinking you can outsmart it" (Dec 2002)
Relevance of Algorithms"
do older players commit more technical fouls in basketball? (model
Ask? Internet Still Tells"
the coming decades, [NYC] will most likely face more rapidly rising sea
levels and warmer temperatures, ..."
I tell patients is, if you like coffee, go ahead and drink as much as
you want and can" good to know !
Epistemology of Plagiarism"
Visual History of Nobel Prizes and Notable Laureates, 1901-2012"
[ ebook] David
Aldous's "On Chance and Unpredictability"
you enter the academic blogosphere?" by (a few weeks ago)
the problem with randomness", via ("you can never be sure")
"Matrix analysis and applied linear algebra" by Carl Meyer,
of Humility and Fear of Public Misunderstandings Led to Fukushima
and statistics" "March of the nerds"
rely on economic analysis to learn about human rationality"
proof and progress in mathematics" by Willian P. Thurston via
Economics" by James Surowiecki
typewriter anticipated predictive text" see for the academic version
numbers aren't any more useful than the ones you make up"
Real Republican Adversary? Population Density" on 's
blog ("fueled by randomness", awesome title for a blog)
science reporting" on scientists talking silly things via
Companies Seek Tax Deals, Governments Pay High Price"
ma vie d’enseignant chercheur en France"
des modèles et de la modélisation" (avec une relecture de
Cournot et Lacan par Nicolas Bouleau, p178)
programmée et asymétrie d’information" via
I love Twitter and barely tolerate Facebook" by (clearly more tolerant than
I am) via
holiday is good for the economy during a recession. In more normal
conditions, it is a troublesome waste of money"
Trading and High Returns"
social media strengthen science?" by via watch panel discussion VIDEO
you need a university job to call yourself an academic?"
projections of North Atlantic tropical storms from CMIP5 models"
Cues, Not Facial Expressions, Discriminate Between Intense Positive and
Concept of the University"
flood insurance rates and heightened standards for rebuilding (...) a
luxury only the wealthy can afford"
" Lack of information
on the true likelihood ... might still lead property owners to make bad
in L.A. "How fast is LAFD where you live?" on
think you can beat the market?" on 's
many PhD's does it take to get a Powerpoint presentation to work?" via
life is a heroic story of discovery (...) however, he could be a
difficult man" via
the Ball on Financial Regulation"
Political Campaign Spending Brought Down the Roman Republic"
Brief Proofs of Arrow's Impossibility Theorem"
Autism Advantage" " how autistic
workers are being drawn into the modern economy" see also
everyone else I know, when I go to the beach I think mathematics..." an old post by
publique n’existe pas" sur par Pierre Bourdieu, via (un texte à relire sans
Changing Goals of Data Visualization"
and Movie Revenues: Evidence from Megaupload"
une fiscalité des données" " plus (on) ouvre ses
données aux utilisateurs, moins (on) est taxée" par
statisticians at Fox News use classic and novel graphical techniques to
lead with data"
Did I miss something ?
Sunday, November 25 2012
arthur charpentier on Sunday, November 25 2012, 20:55
Some interesting posts, or articles, found this week on the internet,
Off the tenured track"
you deliver a edgy experience for students you quite often push them
outside their comfort zone"
empirical study on the determinants of international student mobility:
a global perspective"
Gueguen, on "higher volumes led beer drinkers in a bar to imbibe more" see also
and "the notion of self-promotion"
on heat maps, via
Movember: the science behind the moustache"
noisy is economics/finance peer review?"
as dentists" (from Keynes) via
to Live Without Irony"
A Banker: Are The Banks Still Too Big To Fail?"
of college foot fans
the Green Square: Why Many Students Opposed the Strike" (Quebec's
2015 be the Beginning of the End for SAS and SPSS?"
versus Brutalization: Capital Punishment's Differing Impacts among
and law, nice !
the Complexity of the Dates of Holidays" on " Kolmogorov
complexity of dates of various national holidays"
on Teaching the Coase Theorem" by
to Keep Your E-Mails Secret When the C.I.A. Chief Couldn’t" via
map that helped reshape the world" by the Art Director of
that are almost biblical, heat waves that don’t end, tornadoes that
strike in savage swarms"
Banking’ [ ]
Up to $67 Trillion, Financial Group Says"
drive for academics to work with economists and banks in the aftermath
of the financial and economic crisis"
"Undisclosed Flexibility in Data Collection and Analysis Allows
Presenting Anything as Significant"
“Statistical Significance” Imply “Actually Signifiant”?" via
like a statistician (continuously) rather than like a civilian
(discretely)" on 's
"Gender and the effects on
car insurance in the U.K."
Data Science Class" by Rachel Schut
and Ames's "Economists Free Ride, Does Anyone Else?" revised by
Gilovich and Regan's "Does Studying Economics Inhibit Cooperation?" (still via )
the Too Big to Fail Problem" (William C. Dudley's speech)
of teaching, measured in kb transmitted from teacher to student per
unit of time, hasn’t increased much"
swans' and 'perfect storms' become lame excuses for bad risk management"
of the statistics blogosphere" by
determine the tail of a distribution (but not much else)” by Lindsay
& Basak via
avec cette semaine, le retour des billets en français,
notre monde rempli d'incertitudes, on ressent de plus en plus le besoin
d'évaluer, de hiérarchiser, de classer"
français sont-ils nuls en économie, ou juste les journalistes français ?
corruption des économistes de service n'est pas formelle" cf aussi
"je m’excuse" serait
Did I miss something ?
Saturday, November 17 2012
arthur charpentier on Saturday, November 17 2012, 22:59
A very interesting article, in Scientific American,
of scientists may inherit genes that not only confer intellectual
talents but also predispose them to autism"
and a nice discussion in Andrew Gelman's blog,
is a central task of statistics”... on 's
Still, a lot of interesting posts and articles, on many different
Notes on Schelling's Essay (1972, )
"On Letting a Computer Help with the Work"
are observations of inflation so biased? And biased by gender?" via
To Predict The Future" by
as Academic Authors, 1665-2010"
persuasive. Be brave. Be arrested (if necessary)" " More scientists
must speak out...."
Sandy’s huge size: freak of nature or climate change?"
Moral of Sandy" by
to give feedback"
is Twitter, a Social Network or a News Media?"
in Social Media : Persistence and Decay"
Nikolov’s master’s thesis on "detecting twitter trends before they
versus similarity in growing networks"
Event Networks and the Superstar Model" via
Long Will a Lie Last? Study Finds That False Memories Linger for Years"
is enforced humility" " science compels its
practitioners to confront their own fallibility"
Uncertain Future for Universities" via
more magical thinking" by David Remnick
All Units Created Equal? The Effect of Default Units on Product
Education, but Parents’ Crushing Loans"
Scientists and Engineers Resist Taking Military Money?" by on via
the science-based communication of risks following the recent
sentencing of Italian scientists"
Dimensions and Geometry oh my !"
with still a few posts on the recent U.S. election
down the Presidential vote"
Paths to the White House" "How we made the
interactive D3 decision tree" via
the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama"
nate silver’s win sociology’s loss?" & "He does it again!
Will pundits finally accept defeat?"
Did I miss something ?
Saturday, November 10 2012
arthur charpentier on Saturday, November 10 2012, 21:51
So, Movember finally arrived (see
http://ca.movember.com/). So far,
not a lot of articles about moustaches. But I should find some by the
end of the month! Nevertheless, I discoverd a great post for those wo
used to be addicted players
of hours have been lost through people playing Tetris. It's a simple
game, so why we find it so compelling?"
Also a lot of posts, this week, about the elections in the United
States (and statistics-pooling-forecasting issues)
Linzer's "The stats man who
predicted Obama's win" via
Racist Tweets in Response to President Obama's Re-election"
from polls to forecasts" on 's
great blog (following )
those who still want to understand how to play with data for the description of Nate
elections, on from the model described
Unscientific Ways of Predicting the Next President" (but who cares)
francais, sur le blog de "5 leçons scientifiques du
succès de Nate Silver"
elections... "Color might have been a decent option here"
And as usual, several posts on different topics that I found
Collapse of the Soviet Union and the Productivity of American
the sun just explode? The last Dutch Book you’ll ever make" the answer of to
academic publishing is like a coffee shop" "An enormous mystique adds
via "How to devise passwords
that drive hackers away"
diffusion and climate science"
must be simpler than the phenomena they are supposed to model"
and Natural Disasters"
no longer need expensive publishing networks"
Dark Sky work" via
supervisors should continue measuring financial risks – the fallacy of
simple rules" via
Math-Free Guide to the Math of Alice in Wonderland" via
Twitter language reveals your gender" " Social media is
giving linguists new insight into how speech varies"
banking" " Problems didn't
arise from proximity to investment banking; they came from the retail
see also "On Being The Right Size" (still talking about banks)
out loud" " ethics, knowledge
and social media in academe"
You a Good Econometrician? No, I am British"
discussion on "Dumb econometrics questions/bleg on forecast
probabilities" following a question asked
by Nick Rowe
policy: Do economists all favour a carbon tax?" via
is a serious and difficult subject" via
"Market Noise and Signal " by
compulsory register of trials could give a more accurate view of
studies and test results" by
et toujours quelques billets passionnants pour les francophones,
France, 85% des députés sont cumulards. En Angleterre, ils sont 13%. En
Italie, 16%. Espagne? 15%. Belgique? Idem…"
rapport Gallois est la réponse. Quelle était la question, au fait?" par
que les frais de scolarité ont triplé, le nombre d’inscrits à
l’université a chuté de 15 % en Angleterre"
politique économique est un sport de combat..."
[ free book]
"Eléments de statistique" (" Pour citoyens
d'aujourd'hui et managers de demain") par Gilles Stoltz
Did I miss something ?
Saturday, November 3 2012
arthur charpentier on Saturday, November 3 2012, 14:08
Interesting discussions, this week, on statistics, and confidence,
weather forecasts, Nate Silver, and the politicization of statistical
practical implications of misplaced confidence when dealing with
statistical evidence are obvious and worrying"
And alot of posts on Sandy (and consequences in the NYC area)
Should Government Respond Differently to Natural vs. Economic
Insurer Of Last Resort" see also on govermnent intervention
and catastrophic risks
Evacuation Decisions and Hurricane Track Uncertainty "
Most Expensive Storms" see also
storm damage estimates"
see also the i nteresting
America Has Fallen Behind the World in Storm Forecasting"
Global Warming Makes Hurricane Sandy Nastier" via
via The forecasting models
behind the power outages forecasts for Hurricane by
Climate Change Created A Monster?" see
Hurricane Once More, Sandy Defies The Rules"
hurricanes, maths and Fibonacci via
Sandy will probably grow into a what may become the worst to hit the
U.S. Northeast in 100 years"
And a usual, a lot of very interesting posts here and there
of how sample size affects statistical variation has created havoc for
nearly a millennium"
predict percentages?" see also on
modern-day “Big Data” raises for both Bayesian and frequentist
approaches" by Brad Efron
expectancy and disparity: an international comparison of life table
data” with discussion
versus similarity in growing networks" (see also )
Proven Guilty: False Positives and the War on Terror"
found that students remembered reading material better when it was
printed in an ugly font" via
tweets more accurate than science papers?" on 's
ecologists shouldn’t be Bayesians"
Social Dynamics of Performance" via why " mutual fund
managers do not maintain their performance" ?
[ course online]
it takes some guts to become a financial quant and
comics as tools for science education and communication: a brief,
exploratory study" via
Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century" via
" there are no
university programs offering degrees in data science "
" People lie to
pollsters, and probably on Facebook. But not to Google's search bar "
and Causation: A Critical Examination of Econometrics Textbooks"
Can Predict Elections (Even When Polls Can’t)"
Frequency Trading and the UK Government’s Whitewash"
to your data" via
Math Hurts: Math Anxiety Predicts Pain Network Activation in
Anticipation of Doing Math"
number and cumulative area representation contribute shared and unique
variance to symbolic math competence"
Surnames, The capital's most frequent surnames" by
Averages Have No History of Consistent Partisan Bias" by
the Use of Economics?" via
models get smarter but uncertainty just won't go away"
ruling: Should scientists stop giving advice?"
are what we measure" via
toujours des billets en Français
Stanley a « modifié
son modèle de VaR pour qu’il soit plus réceptif aux récentes conditions
de marchés » via
banques sont incorrigibles !" par Philippe Herlin
dirigeants d’entreprises sont-ils les mieux placés pour parler
d’économie?" intemporalité des billets d'
Générale versus Kerviel: "l'arrêt Kerviel ou la question de la morale
au travail" par
Did I miss something ?
Saturday, October 27 2012
arthur charpentier on Saturday, October 27 2012, 23:31
A nice post (found a couple of days ago) on an insteresting topic, I should perhaps discuss more
often on this blog
do people love to say that correlation does not imply causation?"
Also, this week, a series of posts and articles about L'Aquila trial,
earthquake-scarred streets see battle between science and politics"
earthquake, verdict, and statistics"
and the madness of crowds – lessons from disaster prevention" on 's
Over Earthquake in Italy Puts Focus on Probability" via
court ruling sends chill through science community"
of l’Aquila Earthquake Trial Sends the Wrong Message" about how to deal
with hazard assessment and mitigation
on trial: At fault?" (a detailed article)
scientists convicted of manslaughter" "No finding of elevated
risk in a report days before a fatal earthquake"
Still, a lot of very interesting posts found here, and there,
Role of Connections in Academic Promotions” by Natalia Zinovyeva and
Student Debt Crisis"
don’t have anything to do within discrete math, do they?"
[ free ebook]
"Think Bayes: Bayesian Statistics Made Simple" by Allen B. Downey
Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, pens a disturbing new
memoir on mathematics—and survival"
matter" "pricing strategies and
decision-making process involved in HF trading"
"The Virtues and Vices of
Election Prediction Markets" by via on nerds
about science doesn’t need to be time-consuming or distracting from
Reasons Why You Should Never Date An Economist" see also via
with tax: How taxation by government has changed"
application for those who like words,
Economics is killing capitalism"
Pricing with Garbage" in the Journal of Finance, last year
Future of Computer Trading in Financial Markets"
Theory: A Guide to the Literature" by Paul Klemperer
and Finance: The Role of Mathematics"
to find a perfect match for a Nobel" by via
owns research data and the rights to publish it?" via
probably at the death of education" via
humans cause an earthquake?" see also
Arbitrage, and Overreaction on Intrade"
the financial blogosphere go away?" by via
"an XKCD-esque chart" with answer to 's challenge
the winner for longest time on record between publication and
retraction is…" via
Location, Location" by Alexandra M. Lord via
ProPublica’s Message Machine Reverse Engineers Political Microtargeting" via
you're working in Academia “it’s your duty to be miserable” by via
actuarial projects on life tables "Average life span for Dwarves,
Hobbits and Men"
research bodies 'failing to engage public'" via
it meaningful to talk about a probability of “65.7%” that Obama will
win the election?"
It is Essential That Criminal Bankers are Prosecuted" via
the whole ‘don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ school of portfolio
allocation is financial wisdom enough"
even the New York Times knows: "You Don’t Work as Hard as You Say You
Also several documentaries, found, online
[ video doc] " Money as Debt" directed by Paul
" 97% Owned" via and
" Overdose: The Next Financial Crisis" via and
Et comme toujours, quelques articles en francais,
Krach de 1929, discuté 15 jours plus tard dans le Journal des Finances via
à gages et médias complaisants" par Renaud Lambert (suite du livre de )
que le blog apporte à la recherche" par Antoine Blanchard (a.k.a. )
Did I miss something ?
Saturday, October 20 2012
arthur charpentier on Saturday, October 20 2012, 13:32
This week, the most important news is undoubtly
"Randomly generated mathematics
research papers!" "Mathgen paper accepted" ,
see also "Nonsense paper accepted by mathematics journal" via
I also read a very interesting post
incentives" by (following )
among many others
the integrity of research"
need a method of assessing the support of research if we want to change
the ‘publish or perish’ culture"
"R for SAS and SPSS users"
and math in economics" see also the paper
is math, and why should we use it in economics?"
course] "Beyond Computation: The P vs NP Problem" by Michael
ebook] "Bayesian Reasoning and Machine Learning" by David Barber via
JP Morgan’s release of VaR has in common with sex and computer viruses"
the Presidential election using regression, simulation, or dynamic
Will The Next Pandemic Come From? And How Can We Stop It?"
close are pairwise and mutual independence?" via
record of Atlantic hurricane surge threat since 1923" via
"Blogging" " Too often dismissed as narcissistic
echo-chambers, blogs are the ultimate form of collegiality"
you scientists frustrated by the rejection of your papers from
journals, relax. Rejection is rare"
win or lose: Domestic violence and the World Cup" in
is the optimal way to find a parking spot?" by
with several articles early this week on the Nobel price (in Economics)
never, never in my life took a course in economics" (Lloyd Shapley)
Nobel for work that affects your daily life"
win the Nobel Prize in Economics, it helps to wield math. Lots of it"
(posted before the annoncement) via
avec plusieurs articles en francais
Roth et Lloyd Shapley, Nobels d'Economie 2012" joli papier d' sur
Prix Nobel d’économie 2012 : ni prix, ni Nobel, ni économie ?" par
douloureux calcul de la valeur de la vie"
classique pour les actuaires intéresse maintenant les économistes
pour une méta analysis ou
un brillant statisticien (Paul Deheuvels) prend la parole sur l'étude
de Séralini, via
comptez pas trop sur les JT et les chaînes d'info pour délivrer un
discours critique sur l'économie" sur
ou Pain au chocolat ?» (en France) via
du Québec: le spectre du sous-financement, ou quand la quantité
remplace la qualité "
"idiots" par Denys Bergrave via
moyenne) "Twitter est une jeune femme américaine"
Did I miss something ?
Sunday, October 14 2012
arthur charpentier on Sunday, October 14 2012, 23:37
A very interesting post discovered recently
of the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong" "Everything We Know Has an
and many others worth reading
fiddling with statistical analyses to obtain desirable p-value"
"To win the Nobel Prize in Economics, it helps to wield math. Lots of it" via
environments often instead call for simple decision rules (...) these
rules are more robust to ignorance."
is the optimal way to find a parking spot?" by
your fancy data science, try overkill analytics"
the U.K. "what happened when MPs took a maths exam" but I bet it's the same in most
arithmetic of tenure standards" by
of Research Manuscripts Among Scientific Journals Reveal Hidden
Submission Patterns" via
that were rejected by one journal and resubmitted to another were
significantly more cited than first-intent"
miss almost everything while you’re offline, but that’s ok"
and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization"
are many ways to price by gender" by via
academic disagreement becomes harassment" by via
temperature is continuous there are two points on the equator
diametrically opposed yet have the same temperature (a simple but
nice application of Rolle's theorem)
Properties of Log-Linearized Solutions when the Nominal Interest Rate
is Zero" via
advice" on "contracts between
academic scientists and industry sponsors"
Game Theory is Reinventing Crime Fighting" via
avec aussi quelques posts en francais,
gratuits pour analyser les données" et via
de publication: aucun résultat significatif signifie moins de chances
d'être publié" via
un pays est inégalitaire, moins il est efficace"
du retard "Physique des blogs : personal Zipfing" par
l'origine de 4’33” de John Cage, une oeuvre peu connue d'Alphonse
Wednesday, October 10 2012
arthur charpentier on Wednesday, October 10 2012, 22:31
from the earthquake that occurred last night in Montréal
" seismic event: magnitude
4.5 - 10 Oct 0:19 edt, Longueil, QC region" versus
"M3.9 - 9km NNW of Beloeil, Canada, 2012-10-10 04:19:28 UTC"
with priceless damage in my backyard,
also "seismic waves" via
and other interesting posts and articles found here, or there,
with deep climate uncertainty" by David Wogan on 's
Much Trust Should We Have in Economic Data?" by
are professors so liberal?" see also
number is halfway between 1 and 9? 5 or 3?" " it's actually more
natural to think logarithmically than linearly"
a safe trip? do not travel in executive class see also via
Non-Euclidean Geometry of Whales" on 's
use of mathematics in economics and its effect on a scholar's academic
career" (nb equations per article)
problem with high frequency trading" by Felix Salmon
True Value of a Sabbatical" via
education system is failing to prepare students with needed digital and
social skill set in any meaningful way"
avec comme toujours quelques articles en francais,
mathématiques déchiffrent les réseaux sociaux" via
à l'Inist" par sur la diffusion des
articles scientifiques (et qui paye)
déchiffrée» nouveau blogue d'Eric Charbonnier, économiste à l'OCDE via
rôle des croyances et des idéologies dans l’économie politique des
réformes" par Gilles Saint-Paul via
problème avec Facebook est un problème de topologie" sur le blog d'
valent les revues scientifiques? ou «Dis-moi la taille de ton sexe, je
te dirais qui tu es»"
Friday, October 5 2012
arthur charpentier on Friday, October 5 2012, 00:25
Two very interesting articles found this week
use of equations impedes communication" "density of equations has
significant negative impact on citation rates"
uncertainty, risk, facts, sciences... all the ingredients for a nice
story "If only..." by Tony Ballantyne
among many others
economists see the world differently" by Tyler Cowen via see also
have the economists ever done for us?" see also cc
to get to the front of the line" "brings
the market to the experience of waiting in line" fairness? equality?
effect of hurricanes on popular baby names" (in the U.S.)
form of governance long ago earned US research universities the
description of ‘organised anarchies’"
Research vs. the Blogosphere"
behaving badly? Universities and online reputations" by via
should go further unbundling banks"
to know more about (mathematician) Grigori Perelman? read Playboy...
Ways to Apply Algebra with the NYT" by
a Covariate: An Example of Simpson's Paradox" see also "Simpson's Paradox
– A Survey"
Paradox: A Cautionary Tale in Advanced Analytics" on
Riots Be Predicted? Experts Watch Food Prices" by
lesser-known truths about programming"
Next Subprime Crisis Is Here: Over $120 Billion In Federal Student
Loans In Default"
fraud exploded over the last decade" see also
frequency traders’ claims refuted by studies"
pushing SEC to get serious about the dangers of superfast
computer-driven trading" via
academic online: Constructing persona through the World Wide Web" via
science: Journalistic deficit disorder" "What newspapers don’t say
matters as much as what they do"
Prison Terms Sought for members of Italy's National Commission for the
Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks"
contested science behind Bloomberg's ban on large-sized sodas" by
lives longer? and why?" by Josep Pijoan-Mas and Víctor Ríos-Rull cc
Power of Kawaii" "Watching Animal Videos
Could Make You a Better Employee" via
et quelques articles en francais,
encore arrêter la finance folle" (1) (2) via
si nous laissions les banques faire faillite ?"
qui profite la crise ? L'analyse de Joseph E. Stiglitz" sur le site des
un homme en fait à la maison, plus il risque le divorce"
faut-il plutot croire l'étude de 2010 ? "Plus ils frottent, moins elles
"Comment lire la presse américaine en anglais dans le texte" glossaire des termes de la
rêvais, il l'a fait !
enfin un commentaire de Marc Lavielle sur "L'affaire NK603"
Saturday, September 29 2012
arthur charpentier on Saturday, September 29 2012, 19:27
The most interesting post found those past days is probably
to Change Academic Publishing? Just Say No"
but there were also interesting other things,
ails us" by James Surowiecki written (almost 10 years ago) discovered via in
You Live Without a Data Scientist?" by in via
and reproduction of research work force, effect on innovation and
research misconduct" via
academic job? "anyone entering the
research field should be under no illusion that it takes blood, sweat
US electoral college explained" why
they don't vote directly for a president via
of Randomized Controlled Trials in Press Releases and News Coverage: A
the process of research is invaluable (...) for every citizen who is
faced with the important decisions"
nice opendata (if you won't take a plane in the next 10 days) on 's
Peak Time for Everything" via " at 8 am (...) start your
day on a cheery note" on Twitter
Y Is Financially Smarter Than Boomers" ( but there's no money left)
15-hour working week predicted by Keynes may soon be within our grasp –
but are we ready for freedom from toil?"
About the Questions That Economics Can’t Answer?" via
Kills" by see also
mapping of food distribution networks for understanding risks and
tracing contaminant pathways"
media tips for scientists"
hard is academia?"
said economists are dull? Finance students are the most promiscuous on
Trading Hurts Long-Term Investors" via
I Agonize About The Zero Bound" on 's
heatmap", tell me what you read, I'll tell you who you (might) vote for
Data Blasphemy: Why Sample?"
and U.S. politics" via
long does it take to afford a beer?" chepeast place to get a
beer? go the U.S. and work for 5min
wall goes up (...) when you try to make Mr & Mrs Average American
Citizen work or think" via
on latent class analysis of democracy dummies" by Simon Jackman via
welfare state’s a worthy Ponzi scheme" by
impossibility of meritocraty" via
credit card PIN numbers in the World leaked" 4 digit codes, first 2
digits (x) and last 2 (y) on the graph below
Cost of a Happier Chicken: Who Pays?" via
ou en francais, toujours le buzz sur l'étude sur les OGM (je croyais
que ca parlait de pesticides, je ne comprends rien à la recherche
journalisme: la faute à qui?" via
dégâts collatéraux d’une 'étude choc' sur les OGM qui fait 'pschitt'" via
pas que le bon peuple puisse juger de la science concernant les OGM
pesticides et autres… Comment décrypter une étude scientifique" via
sinon, toujours plein d'autres choses sur d'autres sujets plus ou moins anondins,
sur Twitter n'est pas anodin..."
blog de est une merveille!
aujourd'hui, " " crosser (oui, on a recu beaucoup de
courriels -en interne- sur le futur recteur de l'UQAM)
bye banquise" via les données sont sur voir aussi
et propositions sur les structures de la recherche publique en France"
par l'Académie des Sciences
de la librairie Alphagraph, jette l'éponge" quel dommage !
Tuesday, September 25 2012
arthur charpentier on Tuesday, September 25 2012, 21:20
Some recent posts and articles, found on the internet,
Up The American Dream"
Make Better Self-Interested Decisions" by Gary Charness and Matthias
Is Not a Moron"
" Expert meteorologists are forced to
arbitrage a torrent of information to make prediction"
including several posts on that GMO (French) story
and European Commission Order Review of Controversial GM Study in Rats"
Controlled: Why the New GMO Panic Is More Sensational Than Sense"
Darwinius to GMOs: Journalists Should Not Let Themselves Be Played"
of what you read was wrong: how press releases rewrote scientific
avec aussi plusieurs billets en français,
OGM sont bons pour la santé" sur le blog de via
anti-OGM ou le syndrome de la recherche unique"
et cancers" via
la désastreuse perversité des régulateurs bancaires" via
Did I miss something ?
Tuesday, September 18 2012
arthur charpentier on Tuesday, September 18 2012, 20:35
Some posts and articles, found recently on the internet
"It’s not what you know, but who: The role of connections in academia" via
would Batman eat?: priming children to make healthier fast food choices" via
are some things easier to forecast than others?" on 's
Fukushima Update: How Safe Can a
Nuclear Meltdown Get?" by Will Boisvert (published in August)
are investigating whether a man found dead on a street was a stowaway
who fell from a plane" what are the odds?
studies on the economic effects of climate change" on 's
Does it Mean to Be Poor?" "consumption
of the poor is much higher than their incomes. Is poverty falling, or
Obesity Rates (in the U.S.) Could Exceed 60% in 13 States by 2030,
According to New Study" via
You Can Count On" by
flooding” "Fooling Facebook: Telling
Lies To Protect Your Privacy"
cleaning of messy text data"
in academia: is there no room for compassion?"
"Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma contains strategies that dominate any
evolutionary opponent" or
per degree Celsius . . . the magic number for how worker productivity
responds to warm/hot temperatures”
Can't We Sell Charity Like We Sell Perfume?"
Doesn't Sell — Nor Impress" (a study based on more than 900 films
released between 2001 and 2005 )
[ free ebook-R code] "The
Statistical Sleuth In R" based on chapters 1-13
dear millionaire, how committed are you to
living in your country? via and
dear millionaire, by how much has your
wealth has your wealth changed since 2008? via
I am a Macroeconomist" by Miles Kimball
in risk aversion between young and older adults"
positive and negative economic impacts"
Who to blame?" by Garett Jones
positives: fraud and misconduct are threatening scientific research"
Blogging" see on Bayes' theorem
largest bankruptcies in the history of the USA" via
viewing time and reduced life expectancy: a life table analysis"
and When To Blog For Academics" by Alex Burns via see also
the historical and future probabilities of large terrorist events"
Mind is a Terrible Thing to Change: Confirmation Bias in Financial
Markets" by S. Pouget and S. Villeneuve
on me" "Sometimes, the use of
metrics to assess the value of scientists is unavoidable"
ou en francais,
ce que vous devez savoir sur la crise, depuis la chute de Lehman
mathématiques sont-elles une langue ?" par Laurent Lafforgue
savoir coder devient tendance"
trouver la stratégie “imbattable” dans le dilemme du prisonnier répété
et l’observateur impartial" suite, et fin
post-doctorat, tremplin ou salle d’attente ?"
Did I miss something ? For more...
Wednesday, September 12 2012
arthur charpentier on Wednesday, September 12 2012, 20:32
some posts, found recently on the web
We Addicted to Gadgets or Indentured to Work?" by
income grows, who gains?"
IRL Fetish" by
graphs by on Marvel universe data
is right to be wary of philanthropy – but it's not all bad"
university rankings – analysis"
Total Return vs Bonds (1800-2012)" via
the “instrumental variables” or “potential outcomes” approach to
clarify causal thinking"
"Some of the climate
skeptic community has bought into conspiracy theories"
Games for maths nerds" on
is the Future of College Education?" "Less talk, more questions"
Banks Hide Risk Transforming Collateral for Traders" via
Sensations" by in his series " Me, Myself and Math"
change may increase the number of heat-related deaths in the UK by 540%"
is part of the future of journalism"
[ free ebook] "A First Course on
Time Series Analysis with SAS" an open source book (but using SAS)
enduring economic aftermath of natural catastrophes"
in ameliorating hunger while preventing obesity" for a pdf version, or
Usefulness of Useless Knowledge" by Abraham Flexner via and
via "natural fractals as seen
through Google Earth"
ocean water can boost hurricanes"
the universe need God?" by via
model that helps to design new drug cocktails against HIV" via
Probabilities of Large Terrorist Events" via
Theory’s Welcome Crisis"
Google Builds Its Maps (and What It Means for the Future of Everything)"
mais aussi quelques billets et articles en francais,
et l’observateur impartial" première partie
des Universités françaises" voir
aussi sur la centralisation des
journalisme de données, ou l’art de faire parler les chiffres" par
des ménages en France" trouvé par dans évoqué sur
lançant les assises de l’ens. sup. et de la recherche, le gouvernement
veut-il réellement changer de politique ?"
via Quod erat demonstrandum "Journalisme pas Net"
Did I miss something ?