Oliver Roeder

During the 2019–20 academic year, I am a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. Find me on Twitter or send me an email. Previously, I was a senior writer and the puzzle editor at FiveThirtyEight.

I am interested in competitive subcultures, politics, art and its market, and our artificially intelligent future. I studied economics, with a focus on game theory, at the University of Texas at Austin (PhD) and the University of Chicago (AB). I live in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Below, you can find my books, a categorized selection of my articles, some examples of my data visualization, and a selection of my media appearances.



Games and sports

Politics and government

Science and math

Art and culture

Data visualization

Media appearances


Audio and print