The Lone Economist

  • My Inability to Specialize Makes Me Special

    September 7, 2019 by

    A long time ago near the start of my career as an economist, my mentor at that time sat me down to tell me one word. “Specialize” he advised. I outwardly acknowledged his wisdom while secretly knowing that if specialization was necessary for success in our profession, then I was doomed. Since that conversation I’ve… Read more

  • Who is the Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

    August 16, 2020 by

    In my quest to create a predictive set of baseball statistics, I’ve stumbled upon a statistic by which we can assess who is the greatest batter over the last 100 years. So far, by adjusting only for bases, outs and batter age, I have Babe Ruth in front with Ted Williams hot on his heels.… Read more

  • Greatest of All Time and Still in His Prime?

    July 28, 2020 by

    6-D baseball statistics rely on 288 discrete “locations” that result from the 6 dimensions of baseball: outs, first, second and third base, balls and strikes. This is kind of a “quantum” alternative to traditional baseball statistics. In fact, I might start calling it Quantum Baseball. I’ll explain this in greater detail in a later post.… Read more

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