Prior Workshops

Spring 2012

May 11 Robert Gibbons Professor, Departments of Medicine and Health Studies, Center for Health Statistics, University of Chicago Examining the Average and Mediated Effects of Antidepressant Treatments through Meta-Analyses of Longitudinal Person-Level Data
June 1 Stephen Raudenbush Lewis-Sebling Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Studying the Impact of Program Participation in Multi-Site Trials Using Instrumental Variables
June 15 Don Hedeker Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago Modeling Between- and Within-Subject Mood Variance in Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Data Using Mixed-Effects Location-Scale Models

Fall 2012

Oct 19 Jake Bowers Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign An Unorthodox Approach to Interference between Units
Nov 2 Guanglei Hong1, Takako Nomi, Bing Yu 1Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Prognostic Score-Based Difference-in-Differences Strategy
Nov 16 Pei-Hua Chen Assistant Professor, Department of Management Science, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan A Sampling-Based Test Assembly Method with Flexible Content Balancing
Nov 30 Dulal Bhaumik Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Psychiatry and Bioenginnering, Biostatistical Research Center, University of Illinois at Chicago Meta-Analysis of Binary Rare Events Data

Winter 2013

Feb 1 Kazuo Yamaguchi Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago Causal analysis for linear regression with a latent-class treatment variable
Feb 15 Yu Xie Otis Dudley Duncan University Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Statistics, and Public Policy, and Research Professor at ISR, University of Michigan; Visiting Chair Professor, Peking University Modeling individual-level heterogeneity with agent-based modeling
Feb 22 Yasuo Miyazaki Associate Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, School of Education, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Impacts of ignoring nested data structure in Rasch/IRT model
Mar 1 James Heckman1and Rodrigo Pinto2 1 Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Economics, Harris School of Public Policy, School of Law, University of Chicago; Professor of Science and Society, University College Dublin; Senior Research Fellow, American Bar Foundation; 2 Doctoral Student, Department of Economics, University of Chicago Causal analysis after Haavelmo: Definitions and a unified analysis of identification

Spring 2013

April 19 Albert Madansky H.G.B. Alexander Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Chicago Booth School of Business, University of Chicago On sampling design issues when dealing with zeros
May 9 Michael Sobel Professor, Department of Statistics and Department of Sociology, Columbia University Causal Inference for fMRI Time Series Data with Systematic Errors of Measurement in a Balanced On/Off Study of Social Evaluative Threat
June 3 Stephen Raudenbush Lewis-Sebling Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, Committee on Education, University of Chicago To What Extent Do Student Perceptions of Classroom Quality Predict Teacher Value Added? A Multilevel Variable Selection Model

Fall 2013

Nov 15 Robert Gibbons Professor, Departments of Medicine and Health Studies, Center for Health Statistics, University of Chicago The Future of Psychiatric Measurement

Winter 2014

Jan 10 Stephen Raudenbush Lewis-Sebling Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Random Coefficient Models for Multi-site Trials With Continuous Outcomes
Jan 24 Jens Ludwig McCormick Foundation Professor of Social Service Administration, Law, and Public Policy in the School of Social Service Administration and the Harris School; Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab The Effects of School Desegreegation on Crime
Feb 21 C. Hendricks Brown Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Medical Social Sciences Casual Interpretations Involving Discrete Mixture Modeling: Implicatinos for Interventions for Depression and Suicide
Mar 7 David Meltzer Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Hospital Medicine; Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy Infrastructure and Methods in Patient Centered Outcomes Research

Spring 2014

April 4 Ron Thisted Lewis-Sebling Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Random Coefficient Models for Multi-site Trials With Continuous Outcomes
April 18 Guanglei Hong & Xu Qin Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Causal Mediation Analysis in Multi-site Trials
May 2 Stephen Stigler Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Statistics and the College Causal Reasoning & Public Policy a Century Ago: A Case Study
May 16 Naihua Duan Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University Medical Center Small Data and Big Data
May 30 Luke Miratrix Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Harvard University Testing for and Characterizing Treatment Effect Heterogeneity Under the Neyman-Rubin Potential Outcomes Frameword

Fall 2014

Oct 3 Brian Junker Associate Dean of Dietrich College; Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University Predictive Inference Using Latent Variables with Covariates
Oct 17 Forest Gregg University of Chicago Learning Neighborhoods
Oct 31 Avi Feller Harvard University Compared to What? Variation in the Impacts of Early Childhood Education by Alternative Care-Type Settings
Nov 14 Fan Yang Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Do C-Sections Protest Very Premature Babies? Aporetic Conclusions When testing the Validity of an Instrumental Variable

Winter 2015

Jan 9 Robert Gibbons & Don Hedeker Professor, Departments of Medicine and Public Health Sciences, Center for Health Statistics, University of Chicago; Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Chicago Recent Advances in Generalized Mixed-effects Regression Models
Jan 23 Lin Chen Assistant Professor, University of Chicago Mixed effects models for proteomics data with cluster-level non-ignorable missingness
Feb 6 Bruce D. Spencer Professor of Statistics, Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University Should Society Try to Measure the Accuracy of Verdicts in Criminal Trials? – A Total Survey Error (TSE) Perspective
Feb 20 James Heckman & John Eric Humphries Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, University of Chicago
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, PhD student, Department of Economics, University of Chicago
The Effects of Education on Earnings and Health

Spring 2015

May 1 Danny Almirall Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan On the Comparison of Adaptive Interventions Using Repeated Measures Data from a SMART: Applications in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
May 15 Guanglei Hong, Cheng Yang, Xu Qin, & Edward Bein Association Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development and the Committee on Education
research scientist at NORC
Doctoral Student in the Department of Comparative Human Development
Statistician at Abt Associates
Two-Step Estimation in Causal Mediation Analysis
May 29 Bob Mislevy Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics, Educational Testing Service How Advances in Psychology and Technology Challenge Educational Measurement: Statistics Ain’t the Half of It!

Fall 2015

October 30 Sean Reardon, Benhamin Shear, Katherine E. Castellano, & Andrew Ho Stanford University
Educational Testing Service
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Using Heteroskedastic Ordered Probit Models to Recover Moments of Coarsened Test Score Distributions
November 13 Xiao-Li Meng Harvard University I Got More Data, My Model is More Refined, but My Estimator is Getting Worse? Am I Just Dumb?

Winter 2016

February 19 Dylan Small Professor, Department of Statistics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Case Definition and Design Sensitivity in Case Control Studies

Spring 2016

April 1 Jennifer Hill Professor of Applied Statistics and Data Science, New York University Flexible, Interpretable Framework for Assessing Sensitivity to Unmeasured Confounding
April 15 Matthew Stephens Professor, Departments of Statistics and Human Genetrics, University of Chicago False Discovery Rates – a new deal
April 29 Xi Song Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago Linked Lives, Linked Trajectories: Intergenerational Association of Intragenerational Income Mobility
May 13 Li Cai Professor in Advanced Quantitative Methodology, UCLA Item Response Theory
May 27 Christopher Walters Assistant Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley Leveraging Lotteries for School Value-Added: Testing and Estimation

Fall 2016

October 7 Xu Qin PhD Student, Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago Assessing Heterogeneity of Causal Mediation Mechanism in Multi-Site Trials
October 21 Jiebiao Wang PhD Student, Public Health Sciences,University of Chicago A High-Dimensional Multivariate Selection Model for Proteomics Data with Batch-Level Missingness
November 4 Tyler VanderWeele Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University On the causal interpretation of race in regressions adjusting for confounding and mediating variables
November 18 Elizabeth Maggie Penn Professor of Political Science and the College, University of Chicago Inequality, Social Context, and Value Divergence
December 2 Richard Hahn Associate Professor of Econometrics and Statistics; Chicago Booth Bayesian Causal Forests

Winter 2017

February 10 Stephen W. Raudenbush & Daniel Schwartz Lewis-Sebring Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Sociology, the College, the Harris School of Public Policy and Chair, Committee on Education, University of Chicago Estimation in Multisite Randomized Trials with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects
February 24 Azeem Shaikh Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Inference Under Covariate-Adaptive Randomization
March 10 Marc Berman Director, Environmental Neuroscience Laboratory, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Member, Grossman Neuroscience Institute, Fellow, Computation Institute, University of Chicago Neural and Environmental Factors Related to Self-Control 

Spring 2017

April 7 Stephane Bonhomme Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Discretizing Unobserved Heterogeneity
April 21 Kazuo Yamaguchi Hanna Holborn Gray Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Chicago Decomposition Analyses of Segregation
May 5 Guanglei Hong & Xu Qin Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago
Ph.D. Student, Department of Comparative Human Development, University of Chicago
A weighting-based approach to sensitivity analysis in the context of single-level and multilevel mediation analysis

Fall 2017

October 13 – Dulal K. Bhaumik, Director Biostatistical Research Center, Professor of Biostatistics, Psychiatry and Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Title: Sample Size Determination for Multilevel Hierarchical
Designs Using Generalized Linear Mixed Models

October 27 – Yongyun Shin, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Virginia Commonwealth University
Title: Sources of Variance in a Random coefficients Model Given
Data MAR

November 1 – Bradley P. Carlin, Associate Professor and Head, Division of Biostatistics Mayo Professor in Public Health at the University of Minnesota
Title: Academic Industry Government Collborations in Bayesian
Adaptive Clinical Trials and Regulatory Science

November 17 – Andrey Rzhetsky, Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago
Title: Adventures with Large Biomedical Datasets: Diseases,
Medical Record, Environment and Genetics

December 6 – Donald B. Rubin, John L. Loeb Professor of Statistics Department of Statistics, Harvard University
Title: Evaluating the Effect of Training on Wages in the Presence of Noncompliance, Nonemployment and Missing Outcome Data

Winter 2018

January 26 – Steven Durlauf, Steans Professor in Educational Policy at the University of Chicago Harris Schol of Public Policy
Title: Identifying Social Influences on Individual Outcomes

February 2 – Dan Black, Professor Harris School of Public Policy with Joonwhi Joo University of Chicago, Bob LaLonde University of Chicago, Jeff Smith, University of Wisconsin at Madison, and Evan Taylor, University of Chicago
Title: Simple Tests for Selection: Learning More from Instrumental Variables

February 22 – Donald Hedeker, Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Chicago
Title: Investigating Mood Regulation and Smoking Applications of Mixed Effects Location-Scale Models for Intensive Longitudinal Data

March 2 – Justin Grimmer, Associate Profesor Department of Political Science University of Chicago
Title: How to Make Causal Inferences Using Texts

Spring 2018

April 13 – Luc Anselin, Ph.D. Stien-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology and the College at the University of Chicago, Chair Committee on Geographical Sciences, Director Center for Spatial Data, Science and Senior Fellow, NORC
Title: More LISA, Multivariate Extensions

April 27 – Michal Kolesar, Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Economics and Public Affairs
Title: Inference in Instrumental Variable Analysis with Heterogeneous Treatment Effects

May 11 – Andrew Ho, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Title: Linking Methods for Comparing Group Means Proficiency Cut Scores Across Tests

May 25 – Azeem Shaikh, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics at University of Chicago
Title: Inference Under Covariate Adaptive Randomization

Fall 2018

Oct 12 Anthony Fowler, Associate Professor Harris School of Public Policy
Title: Correcting Point Estimates for Publication Bias
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Oct 26 Hyunseung Kang, Assistant Professor University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Spillover Effects in Cluster Randomized Trials with Non-
Compliance

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Nov 9 John Rust, Gallagher Family of Professor of Economics, Georgetown University
Title: Has Dynamic Programming Improved Decision Making?
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Nov 16 Kazuo Yamaguchi, Hanna Holborn Gray Professor, Sociology, University of Chicago
Title: A New RCM Approach to Survival Analysis: An Analysis of the Effect on leaving home on Sexual Initiation
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Nov 30 Panagiotis Toulis, Assistant Professor of Econometrics and Statistics, and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow
Title: Randomization inference of causal effects under interference
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Dec 7 Faculty Retreat (*please reserve date*)

Winter 2019

Jan 11, 2019
Veronika Rockova, Assistant Professor in Econometrics and Statistics and James S. Kemper Foundation Faculty Scholar, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Dynamic Sparse Factor Analysis
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Jan 25, 2019
Lars Hansen, David Rockefeller Distinguished Professor, Department of Economics, Statistics and the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago
Structured Uncertainty and Model Misspecification
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Feb 8, 2019
Dan Yurovsky, Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Cognition and Developmental Areas, University of Chicago
Communication as Planning Under Uncertainty 
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Feb 22, 2019
Elizabeth Tipton, Associate Professor in the Statistics Department at Northwestern University
The Role of Sampling and Recruitment in Improving the Policy Relevance of RCTs
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Mar 8, 2019
Rina Foygel Barber, Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Chicago
Robust Inference with the Knockoff Filter
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Spring 2019

Apr 4, 2019
Event Co-sponsored by the Computational Social Science Workshop *Please note the special time and location*
Location: Kent room 120
Time: 11:00am-12:20pm
Amos Golan, Professor of Economics, Director of Info-Metric Institute American University
Information, Modeling and Inference: The Info-Metrics Framework
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Apr 12, 2019
*Please note the special time and location*
Location: Saieh Hall Room 021 (lower level)
Sharon-Lise T. Normand, S. James Adelstein Professor of Health Care Policy (biostatistics) in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health
Bayesian Hierarchical Multivariate Poisson Regression for Characterizing the Diffusion of New Anti-psychotic Drugs

Apr 19, 2019
Monika Nalepa, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
Identifying the Causal Effect of Transitional Justice on Quality of Democratic Representation
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May 3, 2019
Ken Frank, MSU Foundation Professor of Sociometrics, Measurement and Quantitative Methods Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education at Michigan State Univeristy
Importance of Model Specification for Causal Inference in Social Network Analysis
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Click here for suggested background reading

May 17, 2019
John Brehm, Professor in Political Science, Director Undergraduate Studies, University of Chicago
Classifying Messages by Persuasive Approach using Tweets about the Supreme Court Nominations
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May 24, 2019
Event Co-Sponsored by the
Political Economy Workshop
*Please note the special time and location*
Location: Saieh Hall Room 021 (lower level)

Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics/Political Science, Director of Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University
Multilevel Modeling as a Way of Life

Suggested background Readings:
http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/gelman.pdf
http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/multiple2f.pdf
http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/misterp.pdf
http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/research/published/AOAS1122.pdf

May 31, 2019
Jeffrey Grogger, Irving Harris Professor in Urban Policy, Harris School of Public Policy
The Wage of Penalty of Regional Accents 

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