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Political science and what to do.

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on April 27th, 2009 4:34 am by HL

Political science and what to do.
Matt sounds disappointed that Gelman et al. don’t give politicians or activists much useful advice; indeed, they seem to argue that demography is electoral destiny. Andrew responds by offering some advice as to how candidates can benefit from marginal…

When textbook macro pays off
Macroeconomics doesn’t get much plaudits around now, but here is a real-life story that should hearten those who think the field is really broken. It concerns Andres Velasco, a distinguished macroeconomist who is currently the minister of finance in Chile,…

Partisans Need To Know The Numbers
Partisan activists need to study the work of objective political scientists like Andrew Gelman and of objective partisans like Ruy Teixeira of the Center for American Progress. That’s because very few pundits or campaign consultants are terribly numerate. (For…

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