Political Methodology Research Seminar

The Political Methodology Colloquium and the graduate research seminar in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods have been combined, and take place Fridays, 12pm-1:30pm, in 127 Corwin.

The Political Methodology Colloquium is a forum where graduate students and faculty members from various subfields present their ongoing research that either applies or develops formal/quantitative methods.  Occasionally, external speakers are invited to give a presentation. Faculty Coordinator is Kosuke Imai. Graduate Student Coordinator is Ben Fifield. 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

Current Year Seminars

Date Presenter Title
Sep. 12, 2014 Alex Acs Regulating Under the Shadow of Centralized Review: Political Oversight and Deterrence Effects
Sep. 19, 2014 Matt Incantalupo Help Wanted: The Politicization of Job Loss in High-Unemployment Contexts
Sep. 26, 2014 Jidong Chen Authoritarian Governance with Public Communication
Oct. 3, 2014 Workshop on Digital Methods in Political Science (Hosted by the Bobst Center and the Niehaus Center)
Oct. 10, 2014 Michael Higgins The Benefits of Probability-Proportional-to-Size Sampling in Cluster-Randomized Experiments
Oct. 17, 2014 Ryan Brutger Screening for Success: The Effect of Firm Signaling on WTO Case Selection
Oct. 24, 2014 Florian Hollenbach (Duke University/Visiting Fellow, Niehaus Center) Autocracy, Inequality and Tax Capacity: Evidence from 19th Century Prussia
Oct. 31, 2014 Fall Break
Nov. 7, 2014 Graeme Blair  
Nov. 14, 2014 Kentaro Hirose  
Nov. 21, 2014 Job Talk
Nov. 28, 2014 Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 5, 2014 Edoardo Airoldi (Department of Statistics, Harvard University)
Dec. 12, 2014 James Lo and Jonathan Olmsted Fast and Approximate Inference for Ideal Points with Massive Data Sets (with Kosuke Imai)
Jan. 12, 2015  Graduate Student Poster Session (Wallace 300, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Feb. 6, 2015

Gary King (Harvard University, Institute for Quantitative Social Science) Center for Statistics and Machine Learning Seminar 

Feb. 13, 2015  
Feb. 20, 2015
Feb. 27, 2015 Kentaro Fukumoto (Gakushuin University/Washington University in St. Louis)  
Mar. 6, 2015
Mar. 13, 2015
Mar. 20, 2015 Spring Break
Mar. 27, 2015 Joshua Blumenstock (University of Washington, School of Information)
Apr. 3, 2015
Apr. 10, 2015
Apr. 17, 2015 MPSA Conference
Apr. 24, 2015 Jeffrey Lewis (UCLA)  
May 1, 2015 James Greiner (Harvard Law School)
May 8, 2015
May 15, 2015 Michael Herron (Dartmouth College)
May 22, 2015