Articles by Economics and R - R posts

Analyzing Relational Contracts with R: Part I

December 10, 2019 | Economics and R - R posts

One goal of game theory is to understand how effective cooperation can be sustained in relationships. You may have heard of Axelrod’s famous tournaments that studied how effective different submitted strategies are in sustaining cooperation in repeated Prisoners’ dilemma games. A related approach to understand the scope for cooperation ... [Read more...]

Finding Economic Articles With Data

February 22, 2019 | Economics and R - R posts

In my view, one of the greatest developments during the last decade in economics is that the Journals of the American Economic Association and some other leading journals require authors to upload the replication code and data sets of accepted articles. I wrote a Shiny app that allows to search ... [Read more...]

Finding Economic Articles With Data

February 20, 2019 | Economics and R - R posts

In my view, one of the greatest developments during the last decade in economics is that the Journals of the American Economic Association and some other leading journals require authors to upload the replication code and data sets of accepted articles. I wrote a Shiny app that allows to search ... [Read more...]

P-Values, Sample Size and Data Mining

April 9, 2018 | Economics and R - R posts

Recently, a paper was presented at our university that showed a significant effect for a variable of interest but had a relatively small number of observations. One colleague suggested that we should consider the significance of the results with care since the number of observations was fairly small. This ignited ... [Read more...]

Data on energy consumption and CO2 emissions

April 3, 2018 | Economics and R - R posts

I like to start my courses in energy economics and environmental economics by asking some question like Which energy source, e.g. gas, coal, nuclear, oil, renewables had the largest absolute increase in world wide energy consumption between the years 2000 und 2016? And then show some data. Below you can see ... [Read more...]
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