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From ‘R rate’ to ‘nowcasts’

A farewell to R: study by University of Cambridge researchers suggests that "nowcasts" based on a new time series model are more effective in tracking later-stage pandemics than the traditional 'R rate' used during an outbreak. When the COVID-19 pandemic…

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Statistics of financial market data about a epidemic disease. Analysis graphs and reports numbers about a pandemic virus crisis.

The Times of India: Punjab cinemas, gyms can open at 50% capacity

Further press coverage for new COVID Tracker system for India based on a recently published paper by Dr Paul Kattuman. The state chief secretary Vini Mahajan cited a University of Cambridge Judge Business School report of June 14, on Growth…

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South Asia Monitor: India’s Covid cases have peaked, reflects Cambridge tracker

A further coverage of a new Covid-19 Tracker system for India based on a recently published paper by Dr Paul Kattuman, Reader in Economics, at Cambridge Judge Business School. according to the tracker, the number of new coronavirus infections in…

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COVID-19 in India

A new weekly CJBS COVID-19 Tracker for India, developed by Cambridge Judge Business School and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research working with Health Systems Transformation Platform in India, provides forecasts of the pandemic’s trajectory based on a…

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Young Indian women wearing pollution mask against Coronavirus or COVID-19 and standing on rooftop at home in Delhi, India.

Tracking pandemics

New study co-authored by Dr Paul Kattuman of Cambridge Judge develops new time series models to predict epidemic trajectories before they reach peak. A new study co-authored by Dr Paul Kattuman, Reader in Economics at Cambridge Judge Business School, develops…

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3D data visualisation of the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus across Europe.

Face time

Useful Valentine’s Day technology: model that transforms photos into contour images provides useful “facial clues” to make online dating decisions while preserving privacy. Dr Shasha Lu As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s a reminder that consumers often encounter a “face dilemma” when using online dating services.…

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Illustration of a grid of men and women holding up masks in front of their faces.

Predicting energy use

In the UK and many other countries, energy use in buildings is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, so a study co-authored by Dr David Reiner of Cambridge Judge develops a new model to forecast residential building stock.…

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Buildings lit up at night on the Kowloon Peninsula on Hong Kong.

Some recent developments in mathematical finance

by Dr Alex S.L. Tse, Research Associate, Cambridge Centre for Finance and Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance A few weeks ago I attended the 10th World Congress of the Bachelier Finance Society in Dublin. To those who do not…

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Quiet please: advantage underdog

The current tennis scoring system - point-game-set-match rather The scoring system used in tennis - point-game-set-match rather than total points as in basketball - significantly improves the chances of an underdog winning a match at the upcoming Wimbledon championships, according…

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2018 News: Quiet please, advantage under dog.

Tony Lawson, University of Cambridge: Social reality

The inaugural conference of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) brought policy makers, chief theorists, Nobel Prize winners in their profession and historians of economic thought to one place to learn from one another. Tony Lawson, a Reader in…

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