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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

By John Van Reenen


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

Topics: JK Political institutions (United States)
Publisher: Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
Year: 2012
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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