Kahloon named Washington correspondent for The Economist
Idrees Kahloon has been named Washington correspondent for The Economist.
He previously was a policy correspondent covering domestic politics and policy. Kahloon will start his new position in January.
Prior to that, he worked on The Economist‘s data journalism team. He designed the magazine’s successful predictive model of the 2016 Brexit referendum, and published the first accurate measurement of the ethnic composition of Lebanon since 1932. He implemented the dynamic Monte Carlo simulation that powers EAGLE, The Economist’s forecasting system for golf tournaments.
He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in applied mathematics and economics.