Patt Morrison for November 19, 2009

Mixing algebra & politics: the power to predict political events

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If nothing else this segment will be a good reminder of why math matters, even to those political science majors out there. On the surface Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a political science professor with an incredible reputation for predicting the outcome of political events, from elections to international negotiations. Peel back the layers and learn that he employs his own algebraic equation to predict politics that is successful because it removes the emotional factor. Meet the “predictioneer” and hear what his formula foresees in the future.

If nothing else this segment will be a good reminder of why math matters, even to those political science majors out there. On the surface Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a political science professor with an incredible reputation for predicting the outcome of political events, from elections to international negotiations. Peel back the layers and learn that he employs his own algebraic equation to predict politics that is successful because it removes the emotional factor. Meet the “predictioneer” and hear what his formula foresees in the future.

Guests:

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Professor of Politics at NYU; Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford


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