Blog | Ravshan S.K.
Ravshan S.K.

The future of economic publishing

I finished my thesis on Financial Economics at the beginning of this summer. I performed simulations for different investment strategies for Turkish households, to see which investment option is the best.

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Why don't more economists get hired as data analysts?

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Why academics won't hire consultants

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Library of Bogazici University

Library is located in North Campus:

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Фасад Библиотеки
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This is how you should never end your blog posts

Almost every blogging tutorial suggests you to end your posts with the so-called CTAs (call-to-action). They say that encouraging your readers to comment will help to promote your blog. Most bloggers seem to miss the point and use phrases like “and what do you think?”, “share your thoughts in comments”. For sure, commenting increases indexation of your page and solidifies your audience, but this only happens if comments come organically. I will now elaborate on my claim.

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Business education needs a dose of pessimism

Undergraduate business education faces a lot of criticism spanning from lack of practical training to philosophical arguments that management shouldn’t be taught at undergraduate level at all. I cannot change the status quo and won’t try to repeat these statements - I will try to give a constructive feedback. What I propose in this article is very easy to implement: it will just require change in the attitude.

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Why is econometrics focused on linear models?

Econometrics is a separate discipline from statistics/probability/machine learning for a reason. The primary aim of econometrics and economics in general is interpretability. Economists could easily build very realistic models with hundreds of moving parts/variables, but they don’t do it, because they aim to make models as simple as possible.

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Undergraduate business degree is a waste of time

I believe that undergraduate business education is the most useless degree. Having received one myself, I can tell you that every single topic they teach can easily be learned by reading a textbook or googling.

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