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  • Blog Post: Next for Rothschild: Bringing Rationality to March Madness

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies March Madness, they call it, but David Rothschild is taking things to new extremes. Rothschild, an economist from Microsoft Research New York City , has been making a name for himself in the past few years. In 2012, he correctly predicted 50 of 51 Electoral...
  • Blog Post: An Early Peek into the Oscars’ Envelopes

    Tweet Posted by Rob Knies It’s mid-February, and the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards have been public for a month. Fans are scrambling to watch all the nominated films they can find. Film buffs debate the talents of Blanchett and Bullock until closing time. Excited...
  • Blog Post: And the Oscar Goes to …

    Posted by Rob Knies Last year, David Rothschild of Microsoft Research New York City used a versatile, data-driven model to predict correctly the results of the U.S. presidential election in 50 of 51 jurisdictions—the nation’s 50 states and the District of Columbia. Given the overwhelming...