The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies is partnering with the Center for the Study of American Politics at ISPS to cosponsor a workshop focused on quantitative research methods. This workshop will feature cutting-edge research developing and employing quantitative methods in the social sciences. The workshop will host prominent and up-and-coming scholars in a variety of disciplines, who will present work on a range of topics, including experimental design, causal identification in observational studies, text analysis, and election forensics.
This workshop meets on selected Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room A002 at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street.
Faculty Organizer: Fredrik Sävje, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Coordinator & Contact for Guest Travel: Pamela Greene
Spring 2019 Schedule
|DATE||SPEAKER & TITLE|
|JAN 17||Yusuke Narita, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University
“Experiment-as-Market: Incorporating Welfare into Randomized Controlled Trials”
|JAN 31||Matthew Blackwell, Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University
“Telescope Matching: A Flexible Approach to Estimating Direct Effects”
|FEB 7||Emily Oster, Professor of Economics, Brown University
“Selection on Observed and Unobserved Variables in Observational and Randomized Analyses” Link to Paper 1 | Link to Paper 2
|FEB 21||Lihua Lei, Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley
“Empirical Assessment of Overlap in Observational Studies With Statistical Guarantees”
|MAR 7||Kosuke Imai, Professor of Government and of Statistics, Harvard University
“Matching Methods for Causal Inference with Time-Series Cross-Section Data”
|MAR 28||Daniel A. Spielman, Sterling Professor of Computer Science, Professor of Statistics & Data Science, and of Mathematics, Yale University
“Connections between Discrepancy Theory and Experimental Design”
Tara Lyn Slough, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Columbia University
|APR 25||Cynthia Rudin, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University|
This workshop series is being sponsored by the ISPS Center for the Study of American Politics and The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale with support from the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Fund.