A Quick Note on the COVID Death Rate in the US

Political leaders have already jumped to leverage this crisis into pork for their interest, passing a $2 T package which is 50-80% nonsense. I’ll list some of the problematic line-items later in this post. My key point in this post is to highlight the fact that the US had the world’s best healthcare response before … Read more A Quick Note on the COVID Death Rate in the US

Coronavirus Case Data Illustrates Heteroskedasticity

Coronavirus statistical case data is an ideal illustration of the concept of statistical heteroskedasticity. Test coverage and data quality has increased over time. The reliability of data is increasing over time and measurement error variation is decreasing. Measurement error was originally high due to differing policy, testing, and reporting implementations by state and at the … Read more Coronavirus Case Data Illustrates Heteroskedasticity

Preparing to Submit a Policy Analysis Paper

In this article I track my target journals for a new paper I’m working on. My previous papers have yet to be accepted so I tried a slightly different journal targeting technique this time compared to my previous approach. In a prior approach I would look for a journal and then find a model paper … Read more Preparing to Submit a Policy Analysis Paper

Comparing 7 Top Coupon and Discount Extensions in 2020

I’ve heard a ton about how Honey can save money during the online checkout process by automatically finding coupons. I also work for Capital One, so I’ve heard similar stories about Wikibuy. Which is better, and while I’m at it, what about their other top competitors as of 2020? I did a Google search for … Read more Comparing 7 Top Coupon and Discount Extensions in 2020

EQ Tactics from Six Books

I’ve recently been seeking to develop my EQ, communication skills, and social influence skill by reading six books. This article aggregates my main notes from those books, with a focus on specific applied tactics and actions learned. I read all of these books as audiobooks through Audible. Radical Candor: Fully Revised & Updated Edition, Kim … Read more EQ Tactics from Six Books

BibTex Troubleshooting

I recently had trouble compiling citations into my LaTex document from a BibTex source. This article explains how I overcame the issues. I use both TeXworks and VS Code with LaTeX workshop. To prevent possible incompatibility, I disabled autobuild in LaTeX workshop. Reduce my entire .tex file and bibfile to a single paragraph with a … Read more BibTex Troubleshooting

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 the substring “experi”. I also added a couple marketing journals because the experiment I conducted … Read more Preparing to Submit a Short Experimental Paper

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 risky. What’s little appreciated is that even successful entrepreneurs often don’t make that much money. … Read more Last Resort Entrepreneurship

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 paper rejected from Applied Economics, rank 126 as of the prior article, now rank 124. … Read more Preparing to Submit an Economic History Paper