Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Enlistment Up

How many other econ grad students had the thought "reg enlistment recession gibill combat_deaths afqt_requirements, robust" after reading this NYT article? OK, maybe some of the terms should be in logs. Either way, very interesting, and probably of more importance than my other sports/movie ideas.

(For non-Stata geeks, this is the code to run a regression, i.e., fit a line through points, but in multiple dimensions, to find the correlation between all those things and enlistment.)


  1. Did you make any progress on the R rated movie stuff? I agree though, the recruitment correlation stats would interesting to see.

  2. I'm still thinking about the movie stuff. I got box office revenue data, but I'm trying to understand the nature of contracts in the business btw producers, distributors, and exhibitors. Slowly reading this book.