Researchers explore elections and voting behaviour with physics

Statistical physics has began to inch itself into the territory of social and human sciences in the past decade. Vast and complex social networks have particularly gained popularity among physicists. Now they have also started ...

The unexpected benefits of adjustable rate mortgages

Using loan level data matched to consumer credit records, researchers have been able to determine that a reduction in mortgage payments of as little as $150 a month spurred a reduction in mortgage defaults and an increase ...

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