Articles by Economics and R - R posts

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...]

RTutor: Free Trade Agreements

May 19, 2016 | Economics and R - R posts

There is quite some sceptisim towards TTIP, the currently negotiated free trade agreement between Europe and the USA. Even in an exporting nation like Germany, there are substantial worries about reduction in consumer protection standards, or fear of limits to democracy if cooperations can sue states in international settlement courts. ... [Read more...]

RTutor: Credit Booms Gone Bust

July 9, 2015 | Economics and R - R posts

RTutor: Credit Booms Gone Bust 2015-07-09 12:00:00 Currently, quite a few students here at Ulm University create RTutor problem sets based on economic articles as part of their Bachelor or Master thesis. RTutor is an R package that allows to develop interactive R problem sets, that can be solved in ... [Read more...]

shinyEvents: build shiny apps with event handlers

January 15, 2015 | Economics and R - R posts

RStudio's shiny is a great framework to generate web applications with R. In a classical shiny app, interactivity is not generated via event handlers but by reactive programming. For details, see the shiny documentation and tutorials under While shiny's reactive programming model is great for smaller ...
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