Stephen is Professor of Economics and Faculty Member of the Social Justice Studies Program at Roosevelt University in Chicago, and Conjoint Professor of Business and Law at the University of Newcastle-Australia. A wide-ranging contributor to pluralist economics — including innovations such as “haiku economics,” which he’s published in Poetry magazine — Ziliak is probably best known for his critically-acclaimed book (with Deirdre McCloskey), The Cult of Statistical Significance: How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives. Most recently Ziliak was Associate Editor of and contributor to The American Statistician, publishing 43 new articles — including one of his own, on “Guinnessometrics” — showing how to estimate and report statistics in “the world beyond p < 0.05".
Stephen Ziliak has spent much of his illustrious career in economics examining the significance of significance – that is the statistical test of significance. It turns out how this test