How To Become Happier

When economists focus on measuring happiness, they look at money and time and health and GDP for conclusions that might not be quantifiable.

The Value of Work Done at Home

Whether looking at childcare, boiling water, or changing a light bulb, the activities that compose household production are tough to value.

Undigestible Food (Studies)

Because of research replication issues and questionable data, many academic papers need more rigor from their authors and skepticism from their readers.

Questions About Popeye and Misleading Statistics

Precise numbers can become misleading statistics when politicians, journalists and scholars use them for jobs projections and GDP totals.

Enlightening Measures of China’s Growth

Economists can use nighttime lights from NASA’s satellite images of the earth to decide if China’s economic growth statistics are accurate.

Ireland’s Unbelievable GDP

Based on GDP statistics, Ireland’s GDP growth rate of 26.3% is misleading because it is boosted by corporate tax inversions.

Misleading Gender Discrimination Statistics

Using statistics to identify gender discrimination accurately, we should look at the components of summary results to avoid Simpson’s paradox.

How to Correct Misleading Statistics

For African nations like Rwanda, inaccurate and misleading statistics about poverty and growth can be supplemented with satellite and cell phone data.

Weekly Roundup: From Pacesetters to Prices

Our everyday economics includes externalities, supply and demand, price maker, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, statistics, money supply & innovation.

The Funny Side of Misleading Statistics

At the BAHFest, evolutionary researchers present bogus theories that are funny but also display how we can be convinced by misleading statistics.