Idrees Kahloon, a Washington correspondent for The Economist, has been named its Washington bureau chief.
He has been a Washington correspondent since January 2021. He previously was a policy correspondent covering domestic politics and policy.
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.