Friday, April 18, 2014

Welcome to Econometrics Students in China

One of my students mentioned to me yesterday that there was quite a bit of action on Weibo (the Chinese equivalent to Twitter) relating to posts on this blog - especially those posts relating to MCMC methods in econometrics. That's just great - thanks for your interest!

Looking at the stats. associated with the page-views for this blog, I see that in the last week China ranks number 3 (after the U.S. and the U.K.) as the most frequent country of origin. Over the past month China is number 4, being beaten only very slightly by Canada.

This certainly was't the case even 3 months ago.

© 2014, David E. Giles


  1. Haha. Professor Giles, I'm proud to mention that I'm the one who first marketed your blog on Weibo! I don't think we are less than "six degrees of separation" away but I'm a longtime follower of your blog. I believe were it not because blogspot is blocked by the "Great Firewall" of the Chinese government, you would have received much more traffic from China. Thanks a million for sharing your thoughts on econometrics and others. Looking forward to future episodes of your great MCMC series!

    -- Ting

    1. Ting - thank you!!!!!! I hope I can have a lot more interaction with Chinese students of econometrics.