Moneyball: Can Sports Statistics Save Political Studies?


  • Eric Kaufmann

    1. Professor of Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Shall the Religious Inherit the Earth: Demography and Politics in the 21st Century (Profile Books, 2010).
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Looking at Major League Baseball and the Premier League, Eric Kaufmann suggests that sports statistics could have surprising lessons for students of politics.

From Major League Baseball to the English Premiership, the field of sports statistics has blossomed over the last decade. Drawing analogies from the sporting world, Eric Kaufmann argues that the sudden embrace of all things quantitative could have interesting lessons for students of politics.