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Suggest a really good statistical consultant?
November 13, 2009 12:33 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know any good econometricians/statistical consultants who can help with high-level academic work? I am pretty good, but not good enough to solve a fairly hairy statistical issue.

I've hit a wall with a complicated STATA analysis involving decomposing variance, and need help developing an analytical solution to overcome a few problems with the underlying econometrics. Anyone out there ever worked with a good statistical consultant that they would recommend? Someone an econ/social science statistical background would be ideal.
posted by anonymous to Education (6 answers total)
 
I'm gonna ask the obvious question since this is listed under education and I assume you are at some sort of university-type place. Have you already checked with the stats consultant/s on campus?
posted by mandymanwasregistered at 12:56 PM on November 13, 2009


If you're willing to pay, my friend consults at Deloite and was a formerly a professor of econometrics at a East Coast university. I doubt there's a problem in this area he cannot solve.
posted by Ironmouth at 1:39 PM on November 13, 2009


Having asked around myself recently, I received the sad news that statisticians are just about the single most in-demand intellectual commodity nowadays. Graduates in that field often have accepted high-paying jobs even before they graduate. You may need Super Bowl tickets or whatever one dangles to land one of those.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:42 PM on November 13, 2009


If you're willing to pay, my friend consults at Deloite...

Here's some examples of Deloitte's hourly rates.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:49 PM on November 13, 2009


StickyCarpet: Holy crap. For comparison, this newsletter from the American Statistical Association has a lot of info on statisticians' consulting rates for various types of work.

Doesn't answer the question, but FYI.
posted by McBearclaw at 2:15 PM on November 13, 2009


Argh - that's a PDF, by the way.
posted by McBearclaw at 2:16 PM on November 13, 2009


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