Computational Social Science Workshop

The Computational Social Science Workshop is a new interdisciplinary seminar series featuring speakers of broad appeal in the social sciences who use computational techniques to analyze big data for research into human behavior.  This workshop is cosponsored by the Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP) and the Yale School of Management (SOM) with support from the Initiative for Leadership and Organization at SOM.

The workshop meets monthly on selected Mondays from 11:40 a.m. to 12:55 p.m. in Room A002 at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street and is open to  the Yale community including Yale faculty, graduate students, and professional students.  Invited scholars from other academic institutions are also welcome to attend.  Lunch will be served.

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Faculty Organizer: Balazs Kovacs, Assistant Professor of Management, Yale School of Management

Graduate Student Coordinators: Geoffrey Borchhardt and Yiftach Yarmar, Ph.D. Students in Management

Staff Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene


2019-2020 Schedule

date speaker & title
OCT 28 James Evans, Professor of Sociology, The University of Chicago
“The Social Limits of Understanding”
NOV 18 Michael Mauskapf, Assistant Professor of Management, Columbia Business School
“Is There a Gender Gap in Musical Creativity?”
DEC 9 Drazen Prelec, Professor of Management Science and Economics, MIT
“The ‘Harvard Game’ in a Market Setting”
JAN 27 Jenna Bednar, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
“Behavioral Spillovers, Institutional Path Dependence, and their Effect on Civic Capacity”
FEB 17 Stefani Crabtree, Assistant Professor of Socio-Ecological Modeling, Utah State University
“Towards ArchaeoEcology: Computational Social Science Tools to Study Humanity’s Past, Present, and Future”
LINK TO RELATED PAPER (With Douglas W. Bird and Rebecca Bliege Bird)
APR 27 Linda Argote, Professor of Organizational Behavior & Theory, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University