There are nowadays different options to create interactive R tutorials that allow users to type in code, automatically check their solution and get hints if they are stuck. Two options...continue reading.
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Last week I stumbled across a very interesting recent Econometrica article by Joshua Miller and Adam Sanjuro. I was really surprised by the statistical result they discovered and guess the...continue reading.
Since about two weeks, I face a large additional traffic jam every morning due to a construction site on the road. When passing the construction site, often only few people...continue reading.
How does driving an electric car compare to driving a similar gasoline car in terms of total pollution damages? While some comments about the future of mobility may suggest that...continue reading.
A small blog post with a riddle, simulation, theory and a concluding rhyme. Consider a fictitious example in which we have collected a sample of somewhat overweight persons for which...continue reading.
Nowadays, a lot of interesting time series data is freely available that allows us to compare important economic, social and environmental trends across countries. I feel that one can learn...continue reading.
Which policy instruments should we use to cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions? For a given technological level there are many economic arguments in favour of tradeable emission certificates or a...continue reading.
What is the causal impact of the TseTse fly on historical and current development in Africa? Marcella Alsan studies this question in her fascinating article ‘The effect of the TseTse...continue reading.