Sanne Blauw (1986) has an MSc in Econometrics and completed her PhD in 2014 with the dissertation ‘Well-to-do or Doing Well’, on income inequality, trust and happiness. But, she asked herself, can you measure happiness? This question launched her career in journalism. She became Numeracy Correspondent for De Correspondent, with one goal: to unveil the bizarre influence of numbers on our lives. Sanne Blauw has also given a TEDx Talk on how to deal with misleading numbers in the news. What should you do when you meet a poll in the wild? How do you tame a graph? And how can you keep from drowning in a flood of misleading statistics?
The Number Bias – Sanne Blauw In conversation with Professor Wyn Morgan
Numbers dictate our lives – from school grades to the economy. Econometrist Sanne Blauw explains why figures are not as objective as they seem.