New GDP number in China, same old concerns about accuracy

Jeremy Wallace, associate professor of government and faculty member of Cornell University’s China and Asia Pacific Studies Program, says China’s recent GDP figure casts doubts on the accuracy of the country’s statistics. Wallace’s current book project, Seeking Truth and Hiding Facts: Information, Ideology, and Authoritarian Rule in China, looks at the use, accuracy, and political significance of […]

Odds of a perfect NCAA bracket? 1-in-9.2 quintillion

As basketball fans around the country finalize their NCAA brackets today, John Pike, a professor of mathematics at Cornell University who specializes in probability and statistics, offers some advice to increasing your perfect bracket probability. Pike says:   “The 1-in-9.2 quintillion estimate is based on the assumption that each guess of a particular game outcome […]