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Bad drivers should have their cars driven by robots

January 14, 2018 - 14:07 -- Admin

A while ago I had one of those “Someone on the Internet is Wrong” arguments with the authors of an article arguing that we would need massively more evidence before we could conclude that autonomous cars are safer than those driven by humans. Rather than dig back to find those arguments again, I thought I’d link to this Bloomberg piece and, in particular the following passage


January 8, 2018 - 11:28 -- Admin

A new sandpit for long side discussions, conspiracy theories, idees fixes and so on.

Why “extremely unlikely” climate events matter

January 5, 2018 - 18:00 -- Admin

I’ve just been advised that my latest article “The importance of ‘extremely unlikely’ events: Tail risk and the costs of climate change” has come out online in The Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. For those who can use it, the DOI is 10.1111/1467-8489.12238. For everyone else, here’s a link to a pre-publication version. The main points are