Archives for the ‘Economics’ Category

TV Commercial Variety vs. Cost of Advertising Part 3 (Summary)

By • Aug 25th, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

The data for commercials that employ celebrity appearances are as follows in the format of (celebrity appearance commercials)/(total commercials in sample) = (percentage of commercials that use celebrity appearances) The Super Bowl: 19/77 = 24.7% NBA Finals Games 3-5: 65/309 = 21.0% ESPN at 5:00PM: 83/676 = 12.3% FOX at 12:00PM: 44/727 = 6.1% CBS […]

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TV Commercial Variety vs. Cost of Advertising Part 2

By • Aug 25th, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

With an understanding of the methodology I would use on the samples in place, I then had to decide from where to take the samples such that it would be unlikely for a confounding variable to affect the percentage of commercials containing celebrity appearances in a way that would prevent the drawing of conclusions from […]

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Unexpected Conclusions

By • Aug 25th, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

Researching the gig economy throughout this summer has been far more enlightening and enriching than I could have ever expected.  My data and literature analysis and interviews led to numerous unexpected conclusions.  One of the findings I was most intrigued by was how far the impact of the gig economy reaches outside of its thriving […]

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Go Gig or Go Home

By • Aug 23rd, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

The process of writing my research paper was definitely more challenging than expected.  The most formidable obstacle I faced was getting out of the traditional economics essay mentality that I have become so fixed upon.  Having studied in the UK for the last two years under an education system that permitted taking only classes within […]

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Third Update: Final Thoughts

By • Aug 22nd, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

Seeing my research come to an end is bittersweet. This project has reinforced my previous feelings about research: it always takes longer than you expect. I have enjoyed keeping up with my Python knowledge from computer science and Economics jargon. The computer program was by far the part of my program that took the longest […]

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Research Post 3: When Collective Security Abandoned Abyssinia

By • Aug 22nd, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

Economics. As it does with many things, the Economics of a situation dominates how nations will and can respond to it. Whether to invade or to not invade, to stand against an enemy or to yield, or to apply sanctions or to not, the economics dictate what a nation is willing to commit. This was […]

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Second Update: Gathering Market Data and Writing/Debugging Computer Program

By • Aug 19th, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

  The reason for my rather long blogging hiatus is that I was taking two English courses in Cambridge, UK at Christ’s College. In my last blog post I said I collected press statements released by the Federal Reserve between the years 2001-2008, which I would like to correct to the years 2000-2008. It was […]

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Ready for Lyft-off!

By • Aug 17th, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

My research on the gig economy has continued to intrigue and motivate me.  Going into this summer, I assumed that my paper would be primarily an analysis of the shortcomings and injustices of this faction of the labor market.  Most of the literature I had read and media I had been exposed to that led […]

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Digging into Gigging

By • Jul 31st, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

My research on the gig economy has been been progressing quite nicely.  One of the most rewarding aspects has been the vast number of references to the gig economy that I’ve encountered in the media and in conversation that were not initiated by my research.  I’ve spotted references in Snapchat posts by major publications and […]

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First Update: Gathering Documents and Researching Language Analysis

By • Jun 11th, 2017 • Category: Economics, Honors Thesis, Research

Going into this project, I knew that the majority of my seven weeks would be spent writing the computer program that would analyze the Federal Reserve and Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) press statements, the Fed Chairman’s speeches to Congress, and articles written by major media about the Fed’s policies. As such, I decided to […]

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