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Structural Analisys of Bayesian VARs with an example using the Brazilian Development Bank

By Gabriel Vasconcelos Introduction Vector Autorregresive (VAR) models are very popular in economics because they can model a system of economic variables and relations. Bayesian VARs are receiving a lot of attention due to their ability to deal with larger … Continue reading

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Benford’s Law for Fraud Detection with an Application to all Brazilian Presidential Elections from 2002 to 2018

By Gabriel Vasconcelos and Yuri Fonseca The intuition Let us begin with a brief explanation about Benford’s law and why should it work as a fraud detector method. Given a set of numbers, the first thing we need to do … Continue reading

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