Some cool papers

  1. A cool article on the regulator’s dilemma. It turns out what is the best risk profile to prevent one bank from failing is not the best risk profile to prevent all banks from failing. 
  2. Persistence of web resources for computational biology. I think this one is particularly relevant for academic statisticians since a lot of academic software/packages are developed by graduate students. Once they move on, a large chunk of “institutional knowledge” is lost. 
  3. Are private schools better than public schools? A quote from the paper: “Indeed when comparing the average score in the two types of schools after adjusting for the enrollment effects, we find quite surprisingly that public schools perform better on average.