Quantitative Research Methods Workshop

The Quantitative Research Methods Workshop features cutting-edge research engaged in 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.  The 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.

The workshop meets on selected Thursdays from 12:00-1:15 p.m.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workshop sessions will be held virtually on Zoom during Fall 2021.

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Faculty Organizers: Peter Aronow, Associate Professor (Tenured) of Political Science and of Public Health (Biostatistics); and Fredrik Sävje, Assistant Professor of Political Science and of Statistics & Data Science

Graduate Student Coordinator: David Cerero Guerra, Department of Political Science

Coordinator & Contact for Guest Travel: Pamela Greene

 Fall 2021 Schedule

SEP 23 Yusuke Narita, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University
Paper 1: “Algorithm is Experiment: Machine Learning, Market Design, and Policy Eligibility Rules
Paper 2: “Curse of Democracy: Evidence from the 21st Century
OCT 28 Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham, Assistant Professor of Finance,  Yale School of Management
On Estimating Multiple Treatment Effects with Regression
DEC 9 Peng Ding, Associate Professor of Statistics, UC Berkeley

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