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App Stats: Roberts, Stewart, and Tingley on "Topic models for open ended survey responses with applications to experiments"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, May 1, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Molly Roberts, Brandon Stewart, and Dustin Tingley, all from the Department of Government at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "Topic models for open ended survey responses with applications to experiments". A light lunch will be served… Read more about App Stats: Roberts, Stewart, and Tingley on "Topic models for open ended survey responses with applications to experiments"

App Stats: Vadhan on "Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, April 24, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Salil Vadhan, Professor of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the School of Engineering & Applied Sciences at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"Privacy Tools for Sharing Research Data"
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Guest Post by Patrick Lam on "Estimating Individual Causal Effects"

Last week, I gave the applied statistics talk at IQSS on some of my research on estimating individual causal effects. Since there was some interest from folks who could not attend, I thought I would give a brief overview of my argument and research.

In the majority of empirical research, the quantity of interest is likely to be some type of average treatment effect, either through a regression model or some other clever research design. For example, we often run a regression of an outcome Y on some treatment W and covariates X and interpret the beta coefficient on W as the "… Read more about Guest Post by Patrick Lam on "Estimating Individual Causal Effects"

App Stats: Pakes on "Moment Inequalities for Semiparametric Multinomial Choice with Fixed Effects"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, April 17, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Ariel Pakes, Professor of Economics from the Department of Economics at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "Moment Inequalities for Semiparametric Multinomial Choice with Fixed Effects". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"Moment Inequalities for Semiparametric Multinomial Choice with Fixed… Read more about App Stats: Pakes on "Moment Inequalities for Semiparametric Multinomial Choice with Fixed Effects"

App Stats: Lam on "Estimating Individual Causal Effects"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, April 10, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Patrick Lam, a Ph.D. candidate from the Department of Government at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "Estimating Individual Causal Effects". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"Estimating Individual Causal Effects"
Patrick Lam
Government Department, Harvard University… Read more about App Stats: Lam on "Estimating Individual Causal Effects"

App Stats: Killewald on "His Gain, Her Pain? The Motherhood Penalty and the Fatherhood Premium within Coresidential Couples"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, April 3, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Sasha Killewald, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "His Gain, Her Pain? The Motherhood Penalty and the Fatherhood Premium within Coresidential Couples". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"His Gain, Her Pain? The Motherhood Penalty and the… Read more about App Stats: Killewald on "His Gain, Her Pain? The Motherhood Penalty and the Fatherhood Premium within Coresidential Couples"

App Stats: Fowler and Hall on "Do Legislators Cater to the Priorities of Their Constituents?"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, March 27, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Anthony Fowler and Andrew B. Hall, Ph.D. Candidates from the Department of Government at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "Do Legislators Cater to the Priorities of Their Constituents?". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"Do… Read more about App Stats: Fowler and Hall on "Do Legislators Cater to the Priorities of Their Constituents?"

App Stats: Chamberlain on "Predictive Effects of Teachers and Schools on Test Scores, College Attendance, and Earnings"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, March 13, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Gary Chamberlain, Louis Berkman Professor of Economics from the Department of Economics at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "Predictive Effects of Teachers and Schools on Test Scores, College Attendance, and Earnings". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"Predictive Effects of… Read more about App Stats: Chamberlain on "Predictive Effects of Teachers and Schools on Test Scores, College Attendance, and Earnings"

App Stats: Goodman on "Seeing More in Data"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, March 6, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Alyssa Goodman, a Professor of Astronomy from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics at Harvard University, will give a presentation entitled "Seeing More in Data". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"Seeing More in Data"
Alyssa A. Goodman
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics… Read more about App Stats: Goodman on "Seeing More in Data"

App Stats: Mozaffarian on "Estimating the Global Impact of Poor Dietary Habits on Chronic Diseases"

We hope you can join us this Wednesday, February 27, 2013 for the Applied Statistics Workshop. Dariush Mozaffarian, Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, will give a presentation entitled "Estimating the Global Impact of Poor Dietary Habits on Chronic Diseases". A light lunch will be served at 12 pm and the talk will begin at 12.15.

"Estimating the… Read more about App Stats: Mozaffarian on "Estimating the Global Impact of Poor Dietary Habits on Chronic Diseases"