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

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

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, I looked at a combination of four factors, in prioritized order: Acceptance rate multiplied by … Read more Preparing to Submit My First Academic Paper

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 Scholar, I check all three following options: Papers from the person, papers citing the person, … Read more Following Academics

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 did over time. Today I read that a French inventor had flown on a hover … Read more A Low Quality Forecast on Flying Car Prices