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Dvmaster: Thanks for leaving the note. It's not down but I didn't type http:// and Typepad attached the wrong prefix to the link. I have fixed it now.

Andrew Gelman


Your last paragraph is interesting. One thought I have is that forecasting, in economics or politics, is (a) extremely important for practitioners and (b) of great interest to the general public, but is not so respected by academics. We (academics) can do forecasting, but the effort required to get the details of the forecast is more like gruntwork, and academics are generally more interested in formulating and testing research hypotheses. So a data journalist like Nate can make a real contribution. Even if the forecasts he does are things that academics could do and sometimes actually do do, we in academia are not always so good at publicizing the results.

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