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

March 26, 2016 by

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

Do the returns of high turnover trading offset tax consequences?

January 20, 2016 by

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Vip Opções Binárias that trade frequently usually have high turnover and are therefore taxed at a higher rate than strategies that hold positions for one year or longer.  In this article we examine the tax consequences for high turnover strategies. keywords: short term capital gains tax, investing, trading

Disease Risk Visualization: A Grid-based Simulation

November 2, 2014 by

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How worried should we be about Ebola in the US?  In order to answer that question for myself, I created a simple simulation that can be used to visualize the spread and mortality of various diseases.

A Day In the Life of A MOOC Student

December 6, 2013 by

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The experiences of a student who recently completed a MOOC I teach.

A Comparison of Online MOOC Versus On Campus Course Delivery

November 20, 2013 by

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I report on the demographics and experiences of two cohorts of  students who completed an 8 week course. The cohorts include: 29,000 students who took the course via MOOC, and 100 students who took the course on campus at Georgia Tech. Of those students, the data is based on 879 respondents who completed the course […]

Opportunities to Learn About Quant Technologies

August 7, 2013 by

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I’m teaching about quantitative investment techniques in a few venues over the next few weeks (starting Thursday, August 8).  I invite you to participate!

Why the “Low MOOC Completion Rate” Statistic is a Bogus Argument

July 24, 2013 by

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I recently taught a Massive Online Open Class (MOOC) titled “Computational Investing, Part I” via coursera.org. 53,000 people “enrolled,” which is to say they clicked a “sign up” button. How many finished?