Most popular posts on Separating Hyperplanes
Matthew Martin 10/08/2013 08:18:00 PM
- In-Home HIV Testing with OraQuick
I'm quite shocked this one tops the list, actually. I wrote the post to try to show some solidarity with the HIV community, and to encourage more people to get tested. However, I never really expected anyone to actually read this post. I also never expected the trolls advertising African witch-doctors claiming to cure HIV. One of the saddest scams I ever heard of.
- Unbundling: Why Matt Yglesias is wrong
This is the non-math version of one of my favorite posts here. I wrote it to show that bundling harms consumers in non-competitive markets. It is an extremely elementary result in game theory, but ended up being a bit more revolutionary on the blogosphere than I expected.
- Why bets aren't a good measure of beliefs
Inspired by the recent release of the IPCC's 2013 report, this post entered the bets-vs-beliefs debate several months late, but I guess the controversy is still raging.
- Should Stores Charge Different Prices for Different Size Clothes?
Inspired by a shopping trip with my best friend. I did not expect anyone to read this one, but I have since learned not to underestimate online consumerism.
- Waldman on Capital Gains Taxes
I explore some critiques of the famous Chamely-Judd results.
- The Reinhart-Rogoff Fiasco
Some commentary on the infamous "death by excel" incident.
- What was the probability that Zimmerman was right?
One of the few occasions where I can write about Bayes Theorem and actually have it be relevant to current events. A follow up post with better data is here.
- A Tale of Two New Keynesian Models, or Noah Smith v. Paul Krugman
I explore some of the weird phenomena that can arise in New Keynesian liquidity trap models. As an aside, ever since publishing this post I've felt guilty about it's title. See, I never even read A Tale of Two Cities.
- A few thoughts on statistical significance
Inspired by a small error made by Aaron Carroll over at The Incidental Economist, actually.
- Artificial sweeteners: behavior matters
Wherein I disprove the theory of economic rationality (at least as it applies to sweetened beverages). This really should be higher on the list, in my humble opinion.