People

People

Yichen Guan

Graduate student in Middle Eastern Studies. Her current research mainly focuses on the relationship between the diverse forms of authoritarianism and authoritarian persistence in the Middle East. She is interested in quantitative methodology in political science, and she is currently working as a research assistant for Professor Gary King and Molly Roberts. In her future research, she plans to combine the rigorous theory of comparative authoritarianism in the Middle East with sound empirical testing with programming skills such as R and STATA.

Aaron Kaufman

He is a William Yandell Elliott Fellow in the Department of Government at Harvard University. His methodological interests are causal inference, field experiments, natural experiments, statistical programming, and natural language processing. His substantive interests are representation, California politics, state and local politics, voting behavior, and Read more about Aaron Kaufman

Christopher Lucas

Graduate student in the Department of Government. His research focuses on political economy and computational social science. In political economy, he works on migration, trade, and foreign aid with a focus on developing economies in Asia. In computational social science, he is interested in automated content analysis, machine learning, and opinion dynamics.

Soledad Prillaman

Graduate student in the Department of Government at Harvard University. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in Political Science and Economics. Her research interests center around economic and political development, focusing on poverty alleviation programs and welfare state development in developing countries.  

Anton Strezhnev

Ph.D student in Government focusing on international relations and political methodology. His research interests include the political economy of international organizations and the effect of domestic politics on foreign policymaking. Methodologically, he is interested in text analysis, survey experiments and causal inference in time-series and network data. Previously, he received a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.

Matthew Blackwell

Harvard University

Graduate student in the Department of Government at Harvard. He likes statistical methodology and game theory, but cannot seem to find the perfect place to apply them. He co-wrote the Amelia II package and frontend for R.

Michael Gill

Harvard University

Ph.D. student in the Department of Government. His interests include the application of statistical methods to comparative politics and political economy, with a primary focus on issues of development. He is currently working on an evaluation of Mexico's Seguro Popular health insurance program.

Justin Grimmer

Stanford University

Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. His research areas include political methodology and political behavior. His work focuses on estimating the causal effects of social networks and political/social elites on mass political behavior. He has also implemented ARIMA time series models into Zelig and is currently developing and applying unsupervised learning routines for a variety of applications in political science.

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Jon Bischof

Harvard University

Ph.D. student in the Department of Government. His research interests include the use of panel data in comparative politics and IR, causal inference and matching, and political economy. He is currently working on the YourCast package in R.

Skyler Cranmer

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research interests include political methodology where he has concentrated on missing data problems and statistical computing, and international relations where he studies political violence (terrorism in particular) through both formal and empirical models.

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Sebastian Bauhoff

Harvard University

Ph.D. candidate in Health Policy (Economics track) at Harvard University. He is interested in applying empirical methods to health policy, particularly to topics at the intersection of health, labor and public economics.

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