CTREE and TIER Meetings

I have been fortunate to attend a couple of conferences and meetings recently and to present work in progress as well as to meet with people in diverse fields – outside of economics – to hear about what other folks are doing in teaching quantitative courses, data analysis, and research... [Read More]
Tags: Economics, Behavioral Economics, Social Preferences, Self-interest, Reproducibility, TIER, CTREE

Books in 2018

A brief comment to myself about the books I’ve read in 2018. My top three books were: [Read More]
Tags: Economics, books, graphic novels, 2018

Race and Wealth Inequality in the USA

Plotting data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (2013)

I’ve been interested in race and inequality (or “group inequality”) for some time (see the Background section. The recent publication of the 2013 Survey of Income and Participation presents a window into what wealth inequality looks like in the USA. What can we do with the survey data? [Read More]
Tags: inequality, race, USA, wealth, survey data, tidyverse, readxl, forcats, ggplot2

How to set up a site like mine

Even when you're a dilettante

I needed to re-do my website. But, I’m not particularly good at understanding html, github, and related issue. Nonetheless, even a dilettante like me was able to set up a jekyll-enabled site to replace my old site and add a blog. So, what outcomes did I want and how did... [Read More]
Tags: R, RStudio, github, RMarkdown, jekyll