The Numbers Game - a talk with Professor Chris Anderson

The Numbers Game - Why Everything You Know About Football is Wrong

Professor Chris Anderson is a pioneer of quantitative football analytics. He has developed econometric models to study team dynamics and algorithms for evaluating player performance. He is passionate about understanding how complex match interactions can be observed and analyzed in a way that helps to optimize team performance in the context of global competition for talent and success.

Anderson also is a Political Science professor at Cornell University working on comparative electoral behaviour. He has won a number of scientific awards for his research and is an internationally recognized expert on the application of multilevel statistical models of political behavior.  He has held appointments at leading universities, including Rice University, Syracuse University, Oxford University, and Sanford's Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences.  He has taught management strategy at Cornell's Johnston School of Management and Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.  His non-technical football writings appear on his popular "Soccer By The Numbers" blog as well as other football publications, including the New York Times Goal blog.  The Numbers Game, described as Money Ball meet Freakanomics, is published in May 2013 by Penguin.

The talk was held at the University of Exeter from 16:00 - 18:00 in Streatham Court C with a video conference link to PL Seminar 5, Tremough Campus.  

This event is sponsored by ELECDEM and the Centre for Elections, Media and Parties (Politics).

Back to Events