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This paper presents analysis on the determinants of past Olympic Games performance and uses this to produce some benchmarks against which performance at the 2016 Olympics Games can be judged. This updates similar analysis we produced around the time of the 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. The following factors were found to be statistically significant in explaining the number of medals won by each country at…Continue
Posted by Román Culebro Martínez on August 5, 2016 at 3:06pm
"Our goal is to apply economic reasoning to understand the Church’s choices on numbers and characteristics of saints, gauged by location and socioeconomic attributes of the persons designated as blessed. (...) In the present study, we analyze determinants of rates of canonization and beatification and how these rates varied by pope, including an impact from the cumulated stock of beatifieds who have not yet been canonized. We plan to investigate how the probability of being chosen depends on…Continue
Posted by Román Culebro Martínez on February 9, 2016 at 7:00pm