As a way to entice you to participate, here is one interesting thing we found. We don’t know enough economics to know if what we are finding is “right” or not, but one interesting thing I found is that the x-axes in the excel files are really distorted. For example here is Figure 1.1 from the Excel files where the ticks on the x-axis are separated by 20, 50, 43, 37, 20, 20, and 22 years.

Here is the same plot with an equally spaced x-axis.

This is a really cool exercise in transparency and open-source data.

A late RIP

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