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 Naoki Egami and Simone Zhang.

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Past Seminars

2008-2009 | 2010-2011 | 2011-2012 | 2012-2013 | 2013-2014 | 2014-2015 | 2015-2016 | 2016-2017


Current Year Seminars
Date Presenter Title
Sept. 15, 2017

Romain Ferrali 

Partners in crime? Corruption as a criminal network
Sept. 22, 2017

Yunkyu Sohn (Postdoc - Politics)

Identification, Estimation and Fast Inference for Multidimensional Item Response Theory

Sept. 29, 2017

Tyler B. Pratt Angling for Influence: Institutional Proliferation in Development Banking 
Oct. 6, 2017

Benjamin B. Johnson

Ideology and Agenda-Setting at the U.S. Supreme Court

Oct. 20, 2017 Ethan Fosse (Postdoc - Sociology) Cohort Analysis in the Social Sciences: Beyond the Identification Problem, Paper I and Paper II 
Oct. 27, 2017

Elizabeth Roberto (Postdoc - Sociology)

Barriers to Integration: Physical Boundaries and the Spatial Structure of Residential Segregation
Dec. 1, 2017 Andrew Guess Inside the Fake News Bubble? Consumption of online fake news in the 2016 U.S. election
Dec. 8, 2017

Nathan Matias (Postdoc - Psychology, Sociology, and CITP)

Citizen Behavioral Science in an Experimenting Society
Dec. 15, 2017 Jason Anastasopoulos (Microsoft Visiting Professor)  Convolutional Neural Networks for Political Image Analysis
Feb. 9, 2018 Veronika Rockova (Chicago Booth)

Fast Bayesian Factor Analysis via Automatic Rotations to Sparsity

 (Note location change: Simpson A71)

Feb. 16, 2018 Daniel Karell (NYU Abu Dhabi and PIIRS, Fung Global Fellow)   How Do Insurgent Networks Form?
Feb. 23, 2018 Dean Knox 

A Dynamics Model of Speech for the Social Sciences 
(with Christopher Lucas)

Mar. 2, 2018 Melissa Lee 

All in the Family: Language and State-Society Interaction in 19th Century France
(with Nan Zhang)

Mar. 9, 2018 Naoki Egami  Causal Inference for Spatial and Network Diffusion: Bias Detection and Calibration
Mar. 16, 2018 Adam Goldstein

Dog Whistles and Work Hours: Did Trump’s Electoral Victory Heighten Racial Discrimination in the Labor Market? 
(with Tod Hamilton)

Mar. 30, 2018 Alice Wu Quantifying Gender Stereotyping on the Economics Job Market Rumors Forum
Apr. 6, 2018  (No Meeting because of MPSA)  
Apr. 13, 2018 Edward Kennnedy (CMU, Statistics) Nonparametric causal effects based on incremental propensity score interventions
Apr. 20, 2018 Peter Hoff (Duke, Statistics)
Adaptive multigroup confidence intervals with constant coverage
Apr. 27, 2018 Ranjit Lall (Princeton, Postdoc - Niehaus Center) Filling the Gaps in Big Data: A Deep Learning Approach to Multivariate Imputation.
May 4, 2018 Robert Ravier (Duke, Mathematics) Quantifying Gerrymandering: Revealing Geopolitical Structure through Sampling