An application of survival analysis to the Hunger Games (seriously)

I just finished what is quite possibly the nerdiest thing I’ve ever written: ¬†“Hunger Games survival analysis.” I manage to pull in articles from Matt Yglesias and Erik Kain and discuss tesserae inflation, Prospect Theory, demographics, research by Acemoglu and Robinson and by Michael Clemens, game theory, coordination failures, arguments for open data, and of course the namesake survival analysis.¬†Complete with Kaplan-Meier survival estimator graphs and all:

I posted it as a page rather than a blog post to make some of the formatting easier, so please click through to read the real thing.

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04 2012

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