WWS 508B Econometrics and Public Policy Extensions

Instructor: Professor Martin Gilens

Teaching assistant in spring 2014 and spring 2015

This graduate statistics course provides a thorough examination of statistical methods employed in public policy analysis. This course develops in students the ability to choose and employ the appropriate tool for a particular research problem, and understand the limitations of the techniques. Students replicate recent empirical studies and conduct an independent research project using STATA.

POL 386 Violent Politics

Instructor: Professor Jacob Shapiro

Teaching assistant in fall 2013 and fall 2014

Violent Politics is a seminar devoted to understanding why politics so often turn violent and the ways in which violence is used to achieve political objectives. Students are asked to critically assess theoretical arguments on violent politics and to evaluate research designs for empirically testing these arguments. The seminar is open to juniors and seniors.