Category Archives: Simulations

Nobel Prize Laureate Comments on Current State of Climate Change Modeling

At the recent Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting for the Economic Sciences, Lars Peter Hansen my younger brother, commented on the current state of climate change modeling: Discussions of climate change and economics can be challenging. There is nervousness in many … Continue reading

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“Generalized Method of Moments”: A Brief History

By Douglas Clement, Editor, The Region In March 1979, Lars Peter Hansen, a young Ph.D. fresh out of the University of Minnesota, submitted a paper to the prestigious Econometrica. It described a statistical methodology that, in its final form, would … Continue reading

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Nobel Lectures by 2013 Economic Prize Recipients

This afternoon in Stockholm, I attended 3 30-minute lectures presented by the Nobel Prize laureates in economics.  Given the recipients, I had expected some fireworks, but we didn’t get any until the last presentation.  Do the differences in ideas between … Continue reading

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Do We Live in the Matrix?

by Allen Leigh, contributor The December 2013 issue of Discover magazine has an interesting article titled Do we Live in the Matrix? This article is of interest to Transhumanists, because many of them believe we might be living in a … Continue reading

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