Quantitative Social Science Colloquium

The Quantitative Social Science Colloquium takes place Fridays, 12pm-1:30pm, in 127 Corwin.

The Quantitative Social Science Colloquium is a forum where graduate students and faculty members from various social science disciplines present their ongoing research that either applies or develops cutting-edge quantitative methods.  Occasionally, external speakers are invited to give a presentation.  The seminar is jointly sponsored by the Departments of Politics and Sociology. The Faculty Coordinators are Kosuke ImaiJohn LondreganMarc RatkovicMatthew Salganik, and Brandon Stewart. The Graduate Student Coordinators are Ted Enamorado and Han Zhang. Papers are posted in advance of the presentation. You may download them by clicking the presentation title in the table below.

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Past Seminars

2008-2009 | 2010-2011 | 2011-2012 | 2012-2013 | 2013-2014 | 2014-2015 | 2015-2016

Current Year Seminars

Date Presenter Title
Sept. 16, 2016

Jong Hee Park (Fung Fellow PIIRS, Princeton)

Modeling Network Changes: Application to the Evolution of Military Alliance Network, 1816-2012
Sep. 23, 2016

Yuki Shiraito

Uncovering Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
Sep. 30, 2016 Tyler Pratt Angling for Influence: Institutional Proliferation in Development Banking
Oct. 7, 2016

Christoph Mikulaschek 

The Power of the Weak: How Informal Power-sharing Shapes the Work of the United Nations Security Council

Oct. 14, 2016

Leonard Wantchekon

The Curse of Good Soil? Land Fertility, Roads, and Rural Poverty in Africa
Oct. 21, 2016

Christian Fong (Stanford GSB)

Limited Obstruction and Monopoly Agenda Setting

Oct. 28, 2016

Allison Chaney (Postdoc Computer Science Department)

Detecting and Characterizing Events

Dec. 2, 2016

Yunkyu Sohn (Postdoc Politics Department)

Multidimensional Ideal Point Estimation

Dec. 9, 2016

Elizabeth Roberto (Postdoc Sociology Department)

Barriers to Integration: Institutionalized Boundaries and the Spatial Structure of Residential Segregation
Dec. 16, 2016

Ethan Fosse (Postdoc Sociology Department)

New Approaches to Age-Period-Cohort Models in the Social Sciences
Feb. 10, 2017 Barbara Engelhardt 

Finding and exploiting latent structure with factor models

Feb. 17, 2017 Naoki Egami Causal Interaction in Factorial Experiments: Application to Conjoint Analysis
Feb. 24, 2017 Marc Ratkovic

Causal Inference through the Method of Direct Estimation

Mar. 3, 2017 Ted Enamorado

Using a Probabilistic Model to Assist Merging of Large-scale Administrative Records

Mar. 10, 2017 Ian Lundberg The Fragile Families Challenge: A Scientific Mass Collaboration to Improve the Lives of Disadvantaged Children in the U.S.
Mar. 17, 2017 Adeline Lo (Postdoc Politics Department)

Engendering Empathy, Begetting Backlash: American Attitudes toward Syrian Refugees

Mar. 31, 2017 Dalton Conley

Manipulating the Virtual Physics of Scoring Devices Can Promote Distributed Social Learning

Apr. 7, 2017 Molly Roberts (UCSD) How Sudden Censorship Can Increase Access to Information
Apr. 14, 2017 Nick Feamster Global Measurements of Internet Censorship
Apr. 21, 2017 Yu Xie

Treatment Effects Heterogeneity and Causal Inference

(paper 2)

(paper 3)

Apr. 28, 2017

Tyler H. McCormick (University of Washington)

"Probabilistic Cause-of-death Assignment using Verbal Autopsies"

May 5, 2017 Cyrus Samii (NYU) "Estimating Spatial Effects"
May 12, 2017 John Londregan "Ideas, Words, and the 1788 Ratification Debates"