MiB: Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com

This week we have a special statistical election edition of Masters in Business radio podcast, speaking with Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com.

Silver received his Bachelors in Economics in 2000 from University of Chicago. He is the author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail–but Some Don’t.

He first came to the public attention’s with his shockingly accurate forecasts of political elections, from Senate to the President, he ran the table in 2010, 2012, and 2014. Silver used the statistical methodology of baseball, rather than the anecdote driven approach the mainstream media had embraced.

He began publishing under a pen name at Daily Kos, before the New York Times made fivethirtyeight.com part of the Times site. During the electoral peak, fivethirtyeight was 20% of the times web traffic.  Be sure to listen to the segment on where we are in the electoral process and what it means for the general election.

Listen to the show live on Bloomberg Radio.  The full podcast will be available soon after on iTunesSoundCloud and on Bloomberg. Earlier podcasts can be found on iTunes and at BloombergView.com.

Next week, we speak with Paul McCulley, chief economist at PIMCO.

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  1. hlowe commented on Aug 23

    Excellent! Regarding trump, would like to know if Nate has considered trumps odds should market implode and he starts talking tax hikes on the rich. Meanwhile, relieved he gave him only 2% odds and dismissed Cruz.

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