Papers and Projects
May 2019: Rational Addiction with Excel
Excel Workbook: RationalAddiction.xlsm
July 2018: Cuban Demography and Economic Consequences
Excel Workbook: PopPyrCuba.xlsm (12MB)
April 2018: Form 990 Data
Working Paper version:
June 2017: The Role of Distance in College Undermatching (with Lois Miller)
Submitted and revised journal version:
8 Aug 2017: Let's Put Demography Back into Economics: Population Pyramids in Excel
Working Paper version (no LFPR or Mig; no API call):
May 2016: Let's Put Demography Back into Economics: Population Pyramids in Excel
Jan 2011: Explaining More Passing as a Rational Response to Decreased Risk
Working paper version of this paper: ExplainingPassing.pdf
Team data set: NFLTeamData19702009.xls
Play-by-play data set: NFLPlayData2005.xls
Aug 2010: Testing Optimization
Summer research with Ryne Weppler. We implement the lifeguard problem in an Excel workbook.
PDF of paper with description and explanation. (forthcoming)
LifeguardGame.xls (on open, be sure to enable macros)
July 2009: Parrondo's Paradox: the puzzling fact that two losing games can be combined to yield a winning game.
"A MICROSOFT EXCEL VERSION OF PARRONDO’S PARADOX"
Parrando’s paradox is analyzed via Monte Carlo simulation and Markov chains within Microsoft Excel. The properties of individual and mixed games are clearly demonstrated. The accompanying Excel workbook, Parrondo.xls, enables the reader to replicate results, verify claims, and extend the analysis in unforeseen ways.
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June 1995: I wrote the Coase/Pigou paper below, but I never published it after a correspondence with Coase left me completely confused and unsure of my position. My review of Medema's Hesitant Hand (in Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology) reminded me of this episode and since I refer to my Coase/Pigou paper in the review, I decided to make it available here. Please do not quote it without my permission.
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Last Updated: 16 May 2019