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 Winston Chou. 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

Current Year Seminars

Date Presenter Title
Sep. 18, 2015 No Meeting (Tukey Conference)
Sep. 25, 2015 Carlos Velasco Rivera Political Dynasties and Party Strength: Evidence from Victorian Britain
Oct. 2, 2015 Steven Liao (University of Virginia, Niehaus Postdoc) Firm-Level Lobbying and the Liberalization of High-Skilled Visa Regulations
Oct. 9, 2015 Ryan Brutger Screening for Success: The Effect of Firm Signaling on WTO Case Selection
Oct. 16, 2015 Adeline Lo (UCSD) Making Good Prediction: A Theoretical Framework
Oct. 23, 2015 James Lo Fast Estimation of Ideal Points with Massive Data
Oct. 30, 2015 Gabriel Lopez Moctezuma Sequential Deliberation in Collective Decision-Making: The Case of the FOMC
Nov. 13, 2015 Santiago Olivella (University of Miami, Q-APS Postdoc) Tree-Based Models for Political Science Data
Nov. 20, 2015 Drew Dimmery (NYU, Predoc) Social Scientific Banditry: Improving Experimental Design through Adaptive Treatment Allocation
Dec. 4, 2015 Erin Hartman (UCLA, Postdoc) What's the Alternative? An Equivalence Approach to Balance and Placebo Tests
Dec. 11, 2015 Brandon Stewart (Department of Sociology) Matching Methods for High-Dimensional Data with Applications to Text (external)
Dec. 18, 2015 Marc Ratkovic Sparse Estimation and Uncertainty with Application to Subgroup Analysis (external)
Jan. 12, 2016 Graduate Student Poster Session Wallace 300, 12pm-2:00 pm
Feb. 5, 2016 Xiang Zhou Estimating Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in the Presence of Self-Selection: A Propensity Score Perspective
Feb. 12, 2016 Carlos Velasco-Rivera Do Nonpartisan Programmatic Policies Have Partisan Electoral Effects? Evidence from Two Large Scale Randomized Experiments
Feb. 19, 2016 Jens Hainmueller (Stanford University) How Much Should We Trust Estimates from Multiplicative Interaction Models? Simple Tools to Improve Empirical Practice
Feb. 26, 2016 No Meeting
Mar. 4, 2016 Allan Dafoe (Yale University)
Mar. 11, 2016 Jacob Montgomery (WUSTL)  
Mar. 25, 2016 Yuki Shiraito
Apr. 1, 2016 Jake Bowers (University of Illinois)
Apr. 8, 2016 No Meeting (MPSA Conference)
Apr. 15, 2016 Naoki Egami
Apr. 22, 2016 Gabriel Katz (University of Exeter)