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Toll Index October 2017 – Jamaican growth

German GDP growth in the third quarter of 2017 came in at +.8% (season and calendar adjusted, +2.8% only with calendar adjustment) on a quarter on quarter basis. The Toll Index for October shows that growth continues as the outbound … Continue reading

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Graph of the day: less than 24 hours ahead of the election #AfD with continuing surprising uptick in Google search: #btw17 #btw2017

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Explaining opinion polarisation with opinion copulas

First out as IZA DP10753 my opinion dynamics paper is now out at PLOS ONE.

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Explaining Opinion Polarization with Opinion Copulas

Opinions are important in economics just as they are in social sciences in general. Bubbles, manias and information cascades form in opinion spaces about expectations and they evolve in a self-organizing manner. They are the outgrowth of adaptive dynamics whose … Continue reading

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