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

Van Reenen, John (2012) The lesson from this week’s election is to ignore pontificating from highly paid pundits. Put your faith in the numbers. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 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/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2012 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 14:50
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/49572/

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