Quantitative Research Methods Workshop

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

Graduate Student Coordinators: Amy Basu and Trevor Incerti, Department of Political Science

Coordinator & Contact for Guest Travel: Pamela Greene

 Fall 2018 Schedule

SEP 27 Yiqing Xu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, UC San Diego
“Causal Inference with Panel Data”
OCT 4 Teppei Yamamoto, Associate Professor of Political Science, MIT
“Item Response Theory for Conjoint Survey Experiments”
OCT 25 Susan Athey, Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
“Machine Learning Methods for Estimating Heterogenous Treatment Effects and Treatment Assignment Policies”
OCT 31* Edward H. Kennedy, Assistant Professor of Statistics & Data Science, Carnegie Mellon University
“Sharp Instruments for Classifying Compliers and Generalizing Causal Effects”
*This seminar will meet on a Wednesday at ISPS.
NOV 8 Dean Eckles, KDD Career Development Professor in Communications at MIT, and Assistant Professor in the MIT Sloan School of Management
Evaluating Stochastic Seeding Strategies in Networks
NOV 29 Deborah Mayo, Professor of Philosophy (Statistics & Science), Virginia Tech
“Statistical Inference as Severe Testing: How it Gets You Beyond the Statistics Wars”   (LINK TO BACKGROUND PAPER)

Matthew A. Masten, Assistant Professor of Economics, Duke University
“The Frontier Approach to Robustness”

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.

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