Spurious Correlations: Seeing the Forest for the Trees

Man Numeric President and CEO explores the issue of behavioral biases common in data analysis and argues that quant investors should not reject qualitative thought entirely.


  By Shanta Puchtler, President and Chief Executive Officer, Man Numeric It seems that some of the key tenets of educational theory may need to be revised. Data researchers have recently discovered a strong meaningful relationship between PISA scores (the OECD’s benchmark for academic attainment) and ice cream consumption per