tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7315236707728759521.post1462182411946529210..comments2023-06-07T21:43:54.364-06:00Comments on Dispatches From Turtle Island: The Incredible Correspondence Archive Of KaneshAndrew Oh-Willekehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/02537151821869153861noreply@blogger.comBlogger4125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7315236707728759521.post-35180896985515796862015-09-07T12:21:47.509-06:002015-09-07T12:21:47.509-06:00The distance in Tinbergen's formula is either ...The distance in Tinbergen's formula is either physical (as measured by passable trade route, not as the crow flies) or temporal, it is not economic.andrewhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08172964121659914379noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7315236707728759521.post-57615090286196849252015-09-07T12:18:18.312-06:002015-09-07T12:18:18.312-06:00It is worth noting that the Newtonian gravity form...It is worth noting that the Newtonian gravity formula has a distance squared term in the denominator as a function of the fact that space is three dimensional. In a two dimensional world, which is effectively what trade on Earth's surface involves, the denominator would be 1/r, just as in the trade equation.andrewhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/08172964121659914379noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7315236707728759521.post-17628017219465078212015-09-01T03:42:35.456-06:002015-09-01T03:42:35.456-06:00In the Tinbergen formula, what are the units of me...In the Tinbergen formula, what are the units of measurement?<br /><br />In the Tinbergen formula is the distance physical (50 km), temporal (5 days) or economic (costs 2 talens to move 5 tons)?<br /><br />ThanksBruceKhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16032734591427725713noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-7315236707728759521.post-59364083247181893632015-08-31T09:49:20.598-06:002015-08-31T09:49:20.598-06:00I was also struck by the Times magazine article - ...I was also struck by the Times magazine article - but even more by the complete lack of references to more complete information. Searches on the archaeologists and economists mentioned in the article don't produce information on the "team that analyzed Kanesh's financial statistics". So we have no proof that the Adam Davidson article is not the usual overhyping and oversimplification of far-more nuanced academic findings.Tom Barsonhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14632812362415822146noreply@blogger.com