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About time distance

Novel statistical measure S-time-distance is generalized to complement conventional measures in time series comparisons.
The time perspective, which no doubt exists in human perception when comparing different situations, is systematically introduced in comparative analysis both as a concept and as a quantifiable measure. Existing methods of comparative analysis do not take into account that, in addition to the disparity (difference, distance) in an indicator at a given point in time, in principle there exist a theoretically equally universal disparity (difference, distance) in time when a certain level of the indicator is attained by the two compared units. The novel statistical measure S-time-distance measures the distance (proximity) in time between the points in time when the two series compared reach a specified level of the indicator X.

Presentations available online

  • Time Distance Measure for Analysis and Presentation:  Benchmarking and Monitoring of Structural Indicators, Invited presentation at the 2nd Meeting of the EPC Task Force on Structural Indicators, Brussels, September 7, 2006
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  • Time Distance – A New View of the Position of Europe, Lisbon Agenda and Technomics – The Dramatic Implications for Professional Competence Building, Brussels, Fondation universitaire, October 5, 2006
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  • Time Distance – New Generic Approach for Analysis and Presentation of Time Related Data, Presented at the Time Distance Analysis conference at the George Washington University, October 25, 2005, Washington D.C.
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  • Time for a fresh start - EU-US Gaps in Time, Presentation at the EUROCHAMBRES 2005 Spring Business Forum, International Press Center , Brussels , March 11, 2005
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  • eEurope and Benchmarking: A New View in Benchmarking the Information Society Indicators, Presentation at the ITU workshop Benchmarking the Information Society: Data, Measurement and Methods, Cavtat, Croatia, 7-9 June 2004
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  • 'How long will it take to catch up?' A new approach to translate gaps in time series into time distances, Workshop organised by DG Enterprise and the e-Business Watch, Brussels, December 10, 2003
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