We were very lucky to have two of the biggest experts in the country for this talk, whose work has attracted a lot of attention in academic and media outlets over the last months. Dr Stephen Fisher (University of Oxford) has done pre-election forecasting at electionsetc.com and was part of the team for the BBC/ITN/SKY exit poll and BBC results based prediction. Professor Chris Hanretty (University of East Anglia) has conducted pre-election forecasting for electionforecast.co.uk, and is just wrapping up really interesting research explaining the outcome of the election and why it was so difficult to predict.
This talk was part of the 'PPE Talks' series organised every term at Merton College, and took place on Tuesday 19 May at 3pm in the T.S. Elliot Theatre. It was convened by Dr Sergi Pardos-Prado.