I have just completed my MSc in mathematics in Europe. I do enjoy math, but I spent my uni years feeling like a autodidact hippie marooned on an island full of Mr and Mrs I-Want-A-Good-Job. My main interests revolve around humanities (literature/history/anthropology) and economics (but not finance), and instead of starting a "stable" well-paying career I dream about something inter-disciplinary. I am very open to earning little money and relocating just to do kind of work that engages those skills. What are some random uses of my degree? [more inside]
posted by desultory_banyan
on Jul 28, 2014 -
I'm trying to reconcile two numbers from the same national statistical agency. I'm looking for a dummy's guide for what defines the difference between the two numbers and how to use one to estimate the other. [more inside]
posted by MuffinMan
on Oct 22, 2013 -
Economics Mathematics: I have a Maths degree but lately I've become interested in Economics (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) and have been reading some textbooks and classic texts and doing some online lecture courses on Economics. But find many of that the "handwaving" graphical "proofs" of economic theories lack a sense of mathematical robustness.
Do more thorough mathematics for these ideas exist? Where can I find them? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne
on Nov 16, 2012 -
Please help me figure out potential careers based on my interests and the best paths to obtain them. Psychology, economics, statistics? Market research? Psychometrics? [more inside]
posted by Malleable
on Oct 2, 2012 -
I'm looking for historical employment, revenue and profit information for the top 500 businesses in the world, and I don't know where or how to look for it. [more inside]
posted by Freen
on Apr 4, 2011 -
So I'm looking for some hard data on the Alberta Oil Sands:
Employment rate, type of employment, demographics, who owns what, etc.
I'm finding plenty of opinion pieces, and plenty of environmental assessments, but not much hard data on the economics of it. Does anyone know where to look for this kind of information?
posted by Stagger Lee
on Oct 25, 2010 -
I used to be a statistician. Now I work in Health Care IT. Help me unleash my inner RA Fisher and return to the land of skewness and kurtosis. [more inside]
posted by playertobenamedlater
on Oct 18, 2010 -
It ought to be possible (though I know it's going to be inaccurate) to estimate the number of people earning above a certain level using a given country's GDP and Gini Coefficient. Can you help me work through the details? [more inside]
posted by godawful
on Jan 25, 2008 -
Statistics-n-facts Filter: I have a whole bunch of queries regarding a variety topics. So far my search for answers has been fruitless, and so I was wondering if A)
you happen to know the answers to the included questions and/or B)
can refer me to a website that might be able to help? [more inside]
posted by mwachs
on Jan 24, 2008 -
What is the definition of a durable good? I'm looking, in particular, for a defintion tied to the amount of time the good should, um, endure. As I seem to be congenitally unable to ask a pithy here on the green, and if wonky discussions are not your thing, then be warned that there's . . . [more inside]
posted by deejay jaydee
on Jan 5, 2007 -
I'd like to find a webpage or document that consolidate the number of employees and the revenues of the biggest corporations in the world. Where can I find an easy to read page like this ?
Wikipedia have all the information but you have to browse from an article to another...
posted by vincentm
on Jan 10, 2006 -