Category: Economics

Preparing to Submit a Short Experimental Paper

In this article I lay out my target journals for a paper in experimental economics. See the bottom of this paper where I link to related articles explaining the selection process. In this case, I’m grepping the Repec list for

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Last Resort Entrepreneurship

This article first attempts to de-glamorize entrepreneurship and then lays out a path for advancement, the terminus of which would be entrepreneurship. I also cover a reason side projects are necessities for top performers. Starting a business is expensive and

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Preparing to Submit an Economic History Paper

I’m now drafting an economic history paper, so in this article I will publicly repeat the process of finding 5-10 suitable journals and some model papers, but in this case with respect to economic history papers. I recently had a

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Preparing to Submit My First Academic Paper

I previously wrote about submitting a working paper to SSRN. I recently uploaded my second major revision and I am now looking around for a journal in which to publish. This article covers my decision process on journal prioritization. Basically,

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Following Academics

This article outlines the list of academic individuals and journals that I follow, along with the method of following them. Google Scholar and Academic Sequitur are my two main methods of automatically following the academy. When I follow using Google

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A Low Quality Forecast on Flying Car Prices

This article forecasts the price of flying transportation over time by arguing that flying transportation is revolutionary transportation, and Tesla was also revolutionary transportation, therefore we can estimate the dynamic price trend of flying transportation by looking at how Tesla

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Accurately Time-Estimating Development Tasks

While I admit that logging tasks in Agile results in some overhead, there are many cases where this overhead is worth it. Decomposing user stories into tasks or subtasks in JIRA is a non-special case of task decomposition in general.

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Ologit is a Thing

I recently published a 44 page working paper to SSRN. I’ve been fortunate enough to hear a couple comments so far, and I hope they keep coming in. One friend noticed that I didn’t try an ordered logistic regression. I

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First Impression of YNAB

No, this is not an April Fool’s post. This is a few of my first impressions using You Need a Budget. I don’t mind the approach it takes of budgeting actual cash on hand. I like the digital integrations with

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ARV Calculation Case Study

I’m trying to estimate the after repair value (ARV) of a home I own in Alexandria, VA. This article show initial steps in doing that. My basic approach to ARV estimation is to comp the target house plan. While I’m

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