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Hi all, It’s getting very Christmassy now, isn’t it? I find my inner Grinch becoming less inner and more outer with each passing day. Though as an economist I should enjoy the spiritual aspects of a frenzy of consumer activity, … Continue reading

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Hi all, Remind me never to make cricket predictions. No sooner had I finished predicting the collapse of the England cricket team in New Zealand than they proceeded to fold like origami – if origami came in the form of … Continue reading

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Hi all, It may seem like nothing ever changes: the seasons still follow one another with grim inevitability (in England, Winter follows Autumn, and then Winter comes back to annoy us after a mere insinuation of Spring or Summer); LeBron … Continue reading

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Hi all, Every once in a while, you can actually see the economy evolve before your very eyes. I’m going to Porto next week for a short break (long hours working on my data have taken a toll), and have … Continue reading

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Hi all, Winter is coming. More accurately, winter has arrived, taken off its shoes and declared its intention to crash on our couch until further notice, much like John Belushi. I’m sitting in the DPhils office at BSG, looking out … Continue reading

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Hi all, That sound you can hear faintly in the background is faraway crowds mispronouncing the word ‘defence’ at great volume and repeatedly. That is correct: the NBA season has started again, and while Zion Williamson has injured himself (it … Continue reading

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Hi all, I write this sitting in the kitchen sink. Actually, that’s not remotely true, I actually write this sitting on the bus to Oxford at ridiculously early o’clock, though the odds are I’ll actually wind up sending this e-mail … Continue reading

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Hi all, We live in interesting times. The news is full of extraordinary events: the Extinction Rebellion going on pretty much directly outside this building. Virat Kohli is rewriting the law of averages. Politics are… shall we just say eventful, … Continue reading

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Hi all, Today, I have been thinking about shifting goalposts. The computers I’m working with today (yes, plural: I’m doing some mind-numbing data work that requires two screens) are light years away from the machines I used as a teenager, … Continue reading

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Hi all, Yesterday, a friend sent me an e-mail full of Stata code; this isn’t how we normally communicate, she was trying to help me format some tables better. But in a perfect encapsulation of my attitude towards Stata, my … Continue reading

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