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Purple polls

October 9th, 2008, 8:44am by Sam Wang

I’ve now started making “Purple Poll” and “Red/Blue Poll” maps using poll-data from RealClearPolitics. I hope to update the maps on an almost daily basis between now and the election. You can see the maps at http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2008/. -Bob Vanderbei

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For locals: a talk on the Meta-Analysis

October 2nd, 2008, 9:00am by Sam Wang

Tomorrow (Friday) at noon, I’ll give a talk in Kosuke Imai and Dustin Tingley’s political methodology seminar. If you’re nearby, you’re welcome to attend. Of course, the math will all be included. The blurb is here (PDF). Update: Here’s another local event, happening next Tuesday: a panel on the reliability of state polls featuring both […]

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Tags: 2008 Election · Meta-analysis · Princeton

Princeton economists on the Wall Street crisis

September 30th, 2008, 2:21pm by Sam Wang

A week ago, five Princeton economists held a public discussion on the current crisis: Hyun Shin, Markus Brunnermeier, Harrison Hong, Paul Krugman, and Alan Blinder. I wasn’t there, but the word is that it was edifying but frightening, and well worth the hour to watch it. [YouTube video]

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Primary maps and Purple America

September 30th, 2008, 10:00am by Sam Wang

(From Bob Vanderbei, chair of Operations Research and Finance. -Sam) The primaries are well behind us but I thought I might point out that I’ve made some “Purple Primary” maps. You can check them out here. Of course, in the primaries, the races were intra-party. Hence, purpality is only a measure of voter turnout, which […]

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