There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

I can’t imagine economists admitting how little they actually know. If they admitted to themselves, it would hurt their ego. If they admitted to others, it would hurt their job prospects.

Hi! My name is Ryan Cushen, and I’m a recent economics graduate from The University of Melbourne. This blog is a pet project intended to discuss anything and everything related to economics and statistics. You can expect posts concerning:

  • Expositions of applied statistical or econometric techniques
  • Analysis of interesting datasets
  • Explorations of current-affairs economics issues

Most of the computational heavy-lifting in each post is using either Python or R. I do my best to include relevant code snippets, though more complete script files for each post will be available on my Github. All questions and comments are very welcome!