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 vary with some being held virtually on Zoom and others being held in person or in a hybrid format during the 2021-2022 academic year.

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Faculty Organizers: P. M. 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

 Schedule 2021-2022

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
To adjust or not to adjust? Estimating the average treatment effect in randomized experiments with missing covariates
FEB 3 Esther Duflo, Abdul Latif Jameel Professor of Poverty Alleviation and Development Economics, MIT
“Blue Spoon: Sparking Communication about Appropriate Technology Use”
Joint with the Leitner Political Economy Seminar
FEB 17 Suresh Naidu, Professor in Economics and International & Public Affairs, Columbia University
Joint with the Leitner Political Economy Seminar
FEB 24 Naoki Egami, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
MAR 3 Stefan Wager, Associate Professor of Operations, Information, and Technology, Stanford Graduate School of Business
MAR 31 Kirill Borusyak, Assistant Professor of Economics, University College London
APR 7 Cyrus Samii, Associate Professor of Politics, NYU
Joint with the Leitner Political Economy Seminar
APR 21 Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology, Yale
Lily Hu, PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics and Philosophy, Harvard University
APR 28 Luke Sanford, Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy and Governance, Yale School of the Environment

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