Posts Tagged: economics

Applying Clustering to Streamline Data Analysis

The practical applications of clustering are vast. With the ability to identify groups in the data based on their shared characteristics, future customers, employees and stakeholders can be marketed and delivered products and services that are most likely to be pertinent to their specific needs.

How Understanding Behavior Can Improve Program Performance

How an issue is framed can strongly influence how a person responds. This insight has led to whole new fields of economics and social science called “behavioral economics” or “behavioral interventions.” Government managers, however, can use these new approaches to dramatically improve the performance of their programs, if done right. I attended a forum a… Read more »

AFCEA Bethesda Smart Tech Symposium Interview Series: Sauleh Siddiqui, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University

AFCEA Bethesda Smart Tech Symposium Interview Series: Sauleh Siddiqui, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at Johns Hopkins University On October 23, AFCEA Bethesda hosted an innovative educational symposium for government and industry participants who are or want to be on the cutting edge of smart technology and sustainability. The goals of the event were to… Read more »

AFCEA Bethesda Smart Tech Symposium Interview Series: Mark Lively, Energy Economist

AFCEA Bethesda Smart Tech Symposium Interview Series: Mark Lively, Energy Economist On October 23, AFCEA Bethesda is hosting an innovative educational symposium for government and industry participants who are or want to be on the cutting edge of smart technology and sustainability. The goals of the event are to make the business case for sustainability,… Read more »

AFCEA Bethesda Smart Tech Symposium Interview Series: Catherine Norman, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins University

AFCEA Bethesda Smart Tech Symposium Interview Series: Interview with Catherine Norman On October 23, AFCEA Bethesda is hosting an innovative educational symposium for government and industry participants who are or want to be on the cutting edge of smart technology and sustainability. The goals of the event are to make the business case for sustainability,… Read more »

How the War on Drugs Destabilized the Global Economy

This is truly, truly fantastic. If you haven’t already read this stunning story from the Guardian: How a big US bank laundered billions from Mexico’s murderous drug gangs. This is, in essence a chronicle how the dark and sordid side of banking and about how one US bank – Wachovia – essentially allowed Mexican drug… Read more »

Complexity Economics and the Almost-Shutdown of 2011

Like many of you I spent my evenings over the last week watching the news networks as various experts debated the looming shutdown. I heard the various economic arguments around the budget battles and I was constantly struck by the thought that decisions concerning peoples’ lives and security were being decided by a 19th century… Read more »

Popular Topic Ideas for Economics Essays

The selection of effective and good topics are some of the initial challenges faced by university students who have to write economics essays. However, the selection of good topics for an economics essay would not be difficult if those students knew and performed some basic research about economics. They could do some topic research from… Read more »

GovReads: The Big Short

I approached this book with trepidation. Financial books are not my purview, but the author Michael Lewis had written the massive best-seller “The Blind Side” so I trusted his ability to keep me engaged. His credentials to write a book on the financial industry were established with his first book “Liar’s Poker.” I opened the… Read more »