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An Analysis of Gender, Race, and Salary Among Tenure-track Faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology

January 19, 2019


In 2016 I requested salary data from Georgia Tech under the Georgia Open Records act. I analyzed the data for disparities in gender and race.  Bottom line: Georgia Tech is doing pretty good in gender equity (as of 2016). Note: This report is my own analysis, and does not represent the official position of Georgia […]

Reprint: Exodus of lecturers in NUS department, discontinued modules worry students

January 19, 2019


This article was recently published in TODAYonline in Singapore.  One or more of the universities involved are pressuring the government to have it taken down.  I reprint it here in case that happens. Link to original article: keywords: NUS, NTU, Singapore, academic freedom

My Optimized TIAA-CREF Portfolio: How It’s Going

July 20, 2018


At the beginning of 2015 I analyzed my retirement portfolio at TIAA-CREF and set allocations using a portfolio optimizer. It is time to check in on that portfolio to see how it is going…

The Generation Z Portfolio is Blowing the Doors Off the Market

July 18, 2018


In January 2015 my wife and I decided to set up investment accounts for our school-aged children.  Each semester they are provided a reward for good grades, half of which they must invest in the market.  Our expectations were modest: We hoped that they’d learn about the value of investing in and holding stocks and […]

Georgia Tech has over 2000 job titles. Here they are…

May 4, 2016


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How Does a State’s Party Bias Relate to Per Capita GDP?

March 26, 2016


Recent data shows that there is a weak relationship between Democratic bias and higher per capita GDP.

How do stop-loss orders affect trading strategy performance?

February 10, 2016


By Tucker Balch, Ph.D. and Anderson Trimm, Ph.D. “A stop order is an order placed with a broker to sell a security when it reaches a certain price. A stop-loss order is designed to limit an investor’s loss on a position in a security” —investopedia.  In this article we investigate how the addition of stop-loss orders affect […]