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Justin Wolfers
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Economist by day. Dad by night. Runner when I find the time.
Economist by day. Dad by night. Runner when I find the time.

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Happy World Statistics Day!
My latest: "World Statistics Day has joined the exclusive list of 126 U.N.-designated International Days celebrated this year, suggesting that today is more important than at least three-fifths of all other days."

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My latest: Why Angus Deaton Deserved the Economics Nobel Prize.

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My latest: How to make government work as well as Google. Experiment relentlessly, keep what works and discard what doesn't.

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My latest piece offers investment advice: Don't check your portfolio.

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We now have our first openly gay baseball player in the rookie leagues. The odds that there's not a gay man playing in the majors? Around one-in-two sextillion. That's a thousand billion billion.

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My latest: Lots of fireworks in the Republican debate, but prediction markets say that it basically didn't matter.

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I wrote about the correct interpretation of p-values, because the NY Times let me (and the Fox Decision Desk screwed it up).

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My latest: A different kind of Grexit. Over the past few weeks, Greeks have become twice as likely to search for work overseas. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/11/upshot/more-greeks-looking-to-work-abroad-search-engines-suggest.html

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I wrote this column so that my five-year old daughter Matilda would be interested in what I do for a living. (Bonus: I snuck in a reference to Disney's first ever gay character.)

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My latest: Political betting markets suggest that Greece's prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, may have misread the mood of his own electorate, and there's a two-in-three chance that the "yes" case will win the referendum.
 
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