Periodically, the NNN website will feature columns on quantitative issues written by members of the organization. Below you will find a listing of the columns that have been published here to date.
Dr. Eric Gaze, Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program, Bowdoin College
A column devoted to ratios in all their guises: indices, coefficients, percentages, rates, scales, conversions, etc. Ratios are comparisons between the relative size of two quantities, a simple idea which – surprisingly – underlies much of the way we use numbers to communicate.
- Swing Votes: How Elastic is Our Representation? - 2/11/13 Swing Votes (Acrobat (PDF) 125kB Feb11 13)
- Bonds for the Duration? - 2/14/11
- Good PR for the Housing Market - 7/7/10
- Hubble's Dark Constant - 2/5/10
- Fertile Myrtle and the Most Important Statistic...In the World! - 9/15/09
- Dividend Yielding PE Ratios - 6/30/09
- The Full Monty... in Proportion - 1/16/09
- Planck's Constant: Motion and Rest - 10/1/08
- Social Security and the "Celtic Tiger" - 8/14/08