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Instant Forecast

On August 17, 2011, Posted by , In finances,Google,internet,statistics, With No Comments

Now that Google has made us used to everything 'instant' (I don't even like instant coffee) we know anyone with a SOA algorithm and piece of hardware/software should be able to instantly predict. And I thought that 'nowcasting' was too shorter term! Not to mention that one shouldn't be confusing…

Economic Prediction

On March 16, 2011, Posted by , In economics, With No Comments

Just for fun and the sake of learning I am researching on the vast literature on economic prediction. This topic is the one that has always enthusiast me due to the magic behind (you get to see the future!). However, nothing more apart from reality: you CAN'T see the future!!!….

Culture and Welfare

If we acknowledge GDP per capita is a welfare index and it states the degree of economic development of an economy, we could say we are near to assert culture is a good proxy, and a trigger, to that concept. This Wednesday we will be in Seville (Spain) explaining how…