Seminars in 2011-2012

Fall 2011 - Spring 2012

Date Presenter Title
9/16/2011 Kasia Hebda Interest Group Coalitions and Information Transmission (Practice Job Talk)
9/23/2011 Marc Ratkovic Achieving Optimal Covariate Balance Under General Treatment Regimes
9/30/2011 Kosuke Imai & In Song Kim Understanding and Improving Fixed Effects Regression Models for Casual Inference
10/7/2011 Michael Ward, Duke University Improving Predictions Using Ensemble Bayesian Model Averaging
10/14/2011 Stephen Chaudoin The Strategic Timing of Legalized International Disputes (Practice Job Talk)
10/21/2011
Kevin Collins
Who Gives? Political Messages, Activist Motivations, and Campaign Contribution Behavior (Practice Job Talk)
10/28/2011
Nicholas M. Goedert
Redistricting Under Electoral Uncertainty (Practice Job Talk)
11/11/2011 Jidong Chen
Collective Decision Making with Rational Inattention paper1.pdf  paper2.pdf
11/18/2011 Yuki Takagi
12/2/2011 Wendy K. Tam Cho, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
12/9/2011
Deborah Beim & Sean M. Gerrish
Topic Modeling in the Judicial Hierarchy
12/16/2011 Peter Buisseret
1/12/2012
Graduate students poster session    12pm-2pm, Wallace 300
1/20/2012 Cluster Computing  
1/27/2012 Rocio Titiunik, University of Michigan
Randomization Inference in the Regression Discontinuity Design
2/10/2012
Stephen Chaudoin, Helen V. Milner & Xun Pang
Understanding the Interaction between Domestic and International Politics: A Road Map for Linking Complex Theories with Appropriate Empirical Models
2/17/2012
Kosuke Imai & Marc Ratkovic
Covariate Balancing Propensity Score
2/24/2012 Michael Peress, University of Rochester Targeting Political Advertising on Television
3/2/2012 Matthew J. Salganik Wiki Surveys: Open and Quantifiable Social Data Collection
3/9/2012 John Freeman, University of Minnesota Forecasting Conflict Dynamics
3/16/2012 Michael Donnelly The Questionable Validity of Income Measures in the World Values Survey
3/23/2012 Spring Break  
3/30/2012 Matias Iaryczower Can Deliberation Trump Conflict? Partial Identification of a Deliberative Voting Model
4/6/2012 Andrew Eggers, London School of Economics Polarization and the Electoral Control of Politicians: Evidence from the UK Expenses Scandal
4/13/2012 Midwest  
4/20/2012 Cyrus Samii, New York University Estimating Average Causal Effects Under General Inference
4/27/2012 Deborah Beim, Alex Hirsch & John Kastellec Dissents and Compliance in the Judicial Hierarchy
5/4/2012 Kai Steverson Losing to Win: How Partisan Candidates Help Parties Win in the Future
5/11/2012 In Song Kim A Theory of Open Trade with Heterogeneous Firms
5/18/2012
7/27/2012 Alex Debs
Is Transparency a Force for Peace?