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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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Sketching the origins of “Made in Germany” with ngrams

Two quick takeaways: The origins of German manufacturing prowess are in protectionist policies with import tarifs in the 1870s. Made In Germany mutated from marking lower quality German imports to Britain to marking premium quality German goods within 50 years … Continue reading

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