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The lesson from yesterday’s election is to ignore pontificating from highly paid pundits. Put your faith in the numbers

Van Reenen, John (2012) The lesson from yesterday’s election is to ignore pontificating from highly paid pundits. Put your faith in the numbers. British Politics and Policy at LSE (07 Nov 2012) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

John Van Reenen finds great cause for optimism in President Obama having won a second term. He argues that this election was also a vindication for quantitative social science, as the eventual results confirmed what mathematical models had predicted contrary to the instincts of pundits.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2013 08:24
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/48538/

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