I am a consultant with a Ph.D. in Economics, and a passion for programming. I picked up my first language, Z-80 assembly, more than three decades ago. Since then, I have worked with a variety of programming languages such as APL, C, Pascal, Fortran, C++, Python, Ruby, but my most favorite is Perl by far. Recently, I have been working on gaining a decent understanding of Ocaml and F#.
As an economist, I mostly work on health care related projects these days, focusing on both pricing structures, and productivity improvements. My dissertation was in the field of experimental economics, and I am an expert in applied microeconomics, data analysis, econometrics, and statistics. I have been using SAS since 1995, Stata since it came out, and occasionally dabble in MatLab/Octave and R. With the data sets I am using, the fact that SAS does not need to hold the data set in memory is a huge advantage.
On the development side, I maintain a few packages on CPAN, try to contribute to others as much as I can.
I am available for one-on-one coaching, training, codebase analysis and evaluation, forensic analysis, and other development related consulting projects as well. If you have a large data set which you do not want to have tortured at the hands of significance seeking, let me know.
I am a member of the American Economic Association, Economic Science Association, and American Society of Health Economists.
How to Say in Turkish is a pet project of mine.
All original source snippets I post on Stackoverflow.com, and other sites in the StackExchange network are dedicated to the public domain. If you do find value in my answers, I would very much appreciate an attribution and acknowledgement where possible.
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