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Hi, I’m Elliott,


a data journalist for The Economist. I specialize in political science, elections, and predictive analytics. Read on for my published writing and personal blog posts on politics and elections, data and statistics, R programming, etc. Want more? Subscribe to my newsletter and find me on Twitter. Get in touch via email.

My work — which is broadly called “data journalism,” though is less a type of specific journalism and more a philosophy of reporting that necessitates hard evidence — involves a mix of number-crunching and traditional reporting. In that vein, I also produce a host of posts that can help you, the astute reader, lean techniques of data and political analysis if you are so inclined. Be sure to check out my online course with DataCamp for more structured leaning about data science with the R programming language.

I also do a small amount of academic political science research (most of which is continued from my undergraduate education), for which you can find links scattered about. I’ve given a few talks about using data in political analysis (e.g. election forecasting) and would be happy to chat about visiting your class/workroom — just send me an email.

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