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Safe and Economic Transportation of Bakken Crude Oil Through Minnesota

The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce Invites You to Join  A Discussion on Safe and Economic Transportation of Bakken Crude Oil Through Minnesota And the Economic Impact Of the Bakken Oil Boom December 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (registration … Continue reading

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More likely to get bitten by Suarez than a shark

According to the magazine New Statesman: Suarez’s bite rate of three in 441 matches means we can expect him to take a bite out of someone every 147 matches, but if we assume that there are 14 players at risk … Continue reading

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Is Jay-Z’s ’99 Problems’ Legally Accurate? A legal review

Nuggets like this deserves to resurface. Caleb Mason’s legal review of Jay Z’s “99 Problems”. Published in the Saint Louis University Law Journal. Available as a PDF here. A great read! Here’s a sample: “Well, my glove compartment is locked, … Continue reading

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Lloysds: Germany’s World Cup squad insurable value worth €795m

The insurable value of Germany’s squad is the highest amongst those competing in Group G of the 2014 World Cup, which also include: Ghana, Portugal and the USA. This research was produced by the Centre for Economics and Business Research … Continue reading

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Your Birth Month May Determine Your Chances Of Playing In The World Cup

I analyzed the 736 players in this years world cup: ~30% are born in the first quarter, while only ~20% are born in Q4. So why is this so? Here’s what author Malcolm Gladwell said to ESPN (about similar skewness … Continue reading

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Spoiler alert: 2014 FIFA World Cup winners predicted by bookmaker consensus rating

A new Econ paper predicts the FIFA 2014 World Cup winners. The technique used correctly predicted the EURO 2008 final, with better results than other rating/forecast methods, and correctly predicted Spain as the 2010 FIFA World Champion and EURO 2012 … Continue reading

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How to load data from excel into R

Like many other researchers I use excel for organizing the data, and R for analysis. Here’s a short, but useful code snippet:

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