Freakonomics: What Went Right? Responding to Wrong-Headed Attacks

...headlined “Freakonomics: What Went Wrong?” It was written by a pair of statisticians named Andrew Gelman and Kaiser Fung. They damn us with a bit of faint praise, including this:...

The Myths of Red and Blue States

...Poor State by Andrew Gelman — my colleague in Columbia University’s political science department — explodes some well-trod myths about American voting behavior. Consider, for example, what he calls the...

What Does the Human Development Index Measure?

...But does it succeed? Andrew Gelman isn’t convinced by this effort. Over at fivethirtyeight.com, he takes a close look at this new state-based index, comparing a state’s ranking in this...

When Winning Leads to Winning: A Response

...Andrew Gelman suggests a logistic function. It ends up that it doesn’t really matter what curve is fit. For example, consider the figure below (the exact figure requested by Andrew...

Final Guest-Blog From Seth Roberts

...want to thank Andrew Gelman and Alex Tabarrok who together brought my long eccentric paper to Dubner’s attention. I know Andrew from Berkeley, where we taught a freshman seminar on...

A Reading List for Stats Fans

Andrew Gelman, a statistician at Columbia University, offers some reading suggestions for fans of statistics (no, they are not as numerous as fans of, say, Harry Potter, but still …)....

Meet Our Guest Blogger

...their article. In future posts, I’ll do that. I’ll also write about Andrew Gelman’s interesting comment that “self-experimentation is the opposite of the NIH approach to medical research,” the response...

Prediction Markets at Google: A Guest Post

...for the full research paper; a companion post at the Google blog; a recent write-up in the Times. Other commentary: Marginal Revolution, Andrew Gelman, Zubin Jelveh at Portfolio, Justin Lahart...

A Poll Tax on Selfishness

...worth your while to vote in order to impact an election, because of the small probability that any one vote is “pivotal.” But Aaron, together with co-authors Andrew Gelman and...

Interstate Migration Has Fallen Less Than You Think

...have guessed what was going on. That’s a real concern.? And despite their detective work, the authors still don’t know what caused the sharp shift around 1999. Hat tip:?Andrew Gelman....