Michael Lewis-Beck received his PhD in 1973 from the University of Michigan. His interests are comparative elections, election forecasting, political economy and quantitative methodology. He is also one of the world’s foremost experts on election forecasting. Professor Lewis-Beck has authored or co-authored over 200 articles and books, including Economics and Elections, The American Voter Revisited, French Presidential Elections, Forecasting Elections, The French Voter, and Applied Regression. He has served as Editor of the American Journal of Political Science and of the Sage QASS series (the green monographs) in quantitative methods. Currently he is Associate Editor of International Journal of Forecasting and Data Editor of French Politics. There will be another lecture and discussion on Friday, October 19 at 12 noon in the Eldersveld Room (5670 Haven Hall).