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26 November 2011

Measuring racism with Google search

Using racially charged google searches as a proxy for racism, this paper by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz shows that Barak Obama lost 3-5 percentage points of the popular vote in 2008 because he is black. I found it very interesting and the emprical strategy invites imitation and application to other areas. Worth a look.

Posted by Richard Nielsen at 10:46 AM