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This is Long but I Hope it Helps the Next Semester

The entire process of economic analysis has been a lesson of humility. This experience can be summarized as trial and error. The most difficult portions of the class happened at the beginning, middle, and the end. What I mean by … Continue reading

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Thanks to All the Presenters **Clapping**

Everyone has done a great job presenting what they’ve found and learned. It’s difficult when you’re applying what you’ve learned so quickly and trying to make sense of it. Experience is the greatest teacher of all, innit? It helps to … Continue reading

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It Drives Me Crazy

An economist must have the most chaotic drawing board ever. I can only imagine how many times that they’ve tried to explain something only to find out that in the end their numbers don’t quite add up. Erasing the components … Continue reading

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What’s in the Box?

I don’t know why it irritates me so much that my regression is insignificant. I know that this is just an introduction to economic analysis, but it just perturbs me. The good thing is that running multiple regressions over and … Continue reading

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This Is What YOU See??!

I hate watching myself. I thought that my body language was decent during my oral presentation until I watched myself. I have the gravitas of Leonardo DiCaprio in “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.” For some reason, as I’m trying to speak, … Continue reading

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Look Left, Look right, Check notes.

So when I went up to the podium I thought I was going to be fine. I took a small sheet of paper with the bullets of my presentation. I brought my phone up with me in order to time … Continue reading

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Where Have All the Good Models Gone?

With the topic of immigration and its effects on GDP and output I’m searching for a much gooder model. I have a basic model of labor supply and demand. I’ve also found models that specifically point out how skilled immigrants … Continue reading

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Gee Golly, Almighty?!

Reading economic literature is an art that must be practiced. A fair expectation is that to get a decent grasp on an article you may expect to read the article at least 3 times. The first time is a skim, … Continue reading

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And the Search Continues…

I would like to explore how immigration impacts the nations or states GDP. I know that I’ve read in books that, overall, immigration has a positive impact on gross domestic product, but how do I know, know. Right? It’s always … Continue reading

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And so it begins

Oops, I originally put this comment in the wrong section. Lemme try again. The hardest part of the class, in my opinion, is choosing a topic. You want to pick something that is interesting but not out of your scope. … Continue reading

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