Jan Zilinsky

Political Science & Economics

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Getting people to care about news (or not)

Boundaries between news and entertainment have been blurred for a while, so I shouldn't be surprised that even NPR -- a platform that cannot even show...

How to talk honestly about your (descriptive) regression

After running a regression, even if you just want to look at empirical correlations (i.e. you do not claim observed associations are causal) you will...

Interpersonal trust

In OECD countries, about 36% of interviewees expressed interpersonal trust. In Nordic countries over 60% of interviewees trust each other compared to less than 13% in...

Fiscal arithmetic

I just came across this wonderfully concise explanation of the debt growth formula on Quora: Notation: D = debt, in % of GDP r = real interest rate, in...

Pubic concern about government debt

The share of people who are very concerned about public debt varies a lot across countries. The magnitude of public concern for selected is show in...

Economic situation in Europe: almost back to 2007

In most of Europe, 50 to 90% of people judge the current economic situation as bad. This chart is based on the data collected for the...

US economy under Obama

Obama’s Economic Record: An Assessment - The New Yorker Farewell to the Chief: Our Columnists Assess Obama's Presidency - Bloomberg View Martin Wolf: How Barack...

Stata resources

My Stata-related posts are here. Other resources are below: Basics UCLA STATA portal Key chapter from the manual: Estimation and postestimation commands Commands for factor variables...

Pockets of eurocrisis: Regional differences in Greece

Several European regions are still economically depressed. The absence of a proper economic recovery is probably most striking in Greece. Consider the long-term unemployment rate, which...

Some memorable aspects of #USElections2016

State of the American democracy Just 43 to 52% of respondents say they would be willing to support the next president: These numbers makes me deeply...

Britain wants globalization on its own terms

Does Britain want to be global? A few days ago, the answer appeared to be yes: Splendid post-Brexit tales: Theresa May says a "truly global...

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