Panicology

Paperback | April 29, 2009

bySimon Briscoe, Hugh Aldersey-williams

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Every day, the press warns us of some new calamity that will threaten our lives. The risks of simply being alive apparently grow ever more alarming. Life has never been better yet we live in fear. Panicology will help the reader to make sense of the jungle of threats. The book will highlight the misuse and misunderstanding of statistics, forecasting techniques (which are often very naive) and explain why the media thrives on these stories.

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Every day, the press warns us of some new calamity that will threaten our lives. The risks of simply being alive apparently grow ever more alarming. Life has never been better yet we live in fear. Panicology will help the reader to make sense of the jungle of threats. The book will highlight the misuse and misunderstanding of statisti...

Simon Briscoe has been Statistics Editor at The Financial Times since 1999. In the 1980s he worked in the Central Statistical Office, the Treasury and the EU in Brussels, followed by 12 years in the research departments of three investment banks — finally as Managing Director of Research, at Nikko Europe, achieving top rankings in Ins...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 29, 2009Publisher:Penguin UK (PB)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0141029862

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