An Interview with Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors

“The standard of evidence in academics is ten out of ten, and the time pressure is one out of ten. And in Washington, it’s kind of the reverse. The standard of evidence is much lower than in an academic setting, but you have to have it by Friday.”

An Interview with Harry Enten, FiveThirtyEight’s Senior Political Analyst

”Being at FiveThirtyEight allows me to expound and explain what I’m doing statistically. We also have very smart people in the room– statistically smart people. Instead of there being one or two of those, there’s seven or eight or nine of them. If I want to ask a question or bounce an idea off of someone, it’s very rare that I won’t be able to have the opportunity to do that.