Askew Lecture Series Presents "Biased Coins, Cruises, and Crashes: A Study of Elections in Four Countries

Friday, March 24, 2023
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (CT)
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Government Department
850.474.2929
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Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government
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http://ems.uwf.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=13391

Using concepts from statistics (the normal curve), physics (exponential decay), and politology (cost of ruling), professors Alfred G. Cuzán and Richard J. Heggen have developed models that approximate the results of 2,000 state or provincial elections in Australia, Canada, Germany and the United States. During this talk, they will present partial results of these on-going investigations. Professor Joseph Colomer of Georgetown University will critique the presentation in light of his own work. A period of Q&A will follow.

Presented by the Reubin O'D. Askew Department of Government, the Askew Lecture Series is a downtown community talk on current political issues and public policy topics.

The talk will be held March 24 at Voices of Pensacola, 117 E Government St. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the talk will begin at 6 p.m. Both are free and open to the public but on a first-come basis. 

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