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A6. Mathematical and Economic Models of Elections

  • 09/15/2020
  • 10/13/2020
  • 5 sessions
  • 09/15/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 09/22/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 09/29/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 10/06/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 10/13/2020, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
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In this course we will investigate mathematical, statistical and economic models of elections looking at the current presidential election as well as senate and representative elections at the federal and state levels.  We will examine polling and prediction as well as research on past elections. Particular attention will be paid to the research of Ray Fair of Yale University.

ZOOM LINK: Sent to paid and registered members before the start of course.

INSTRUCTOR:  William O’Brien holds a PhD in Economics from Northeastern University and is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Worcester State University. His research interests range from public choice to the effect of taxes on economic behavior to the determination of MCAS scores to globalization.

FOR THE FIRST CLASS: https://fairmodel.econ.yale.edu/vote2020/index2.htm Skim to get a feel of what we will be talking about. Later go to https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/latest polls/ and https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/

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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609

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