Quantitative Methods Reading Group – End of the first year!

As mentioned in an earlier post, I have had the privilege to be one of the founders and first organiser of LSE’s Quantitative Methods Reading Group. The Reading Group’s first academic year has just concluded, and with twelve fascinating articles and discussions under its belt, it goes on a well-deserved summer vacation. I collated all the literature chosen throughout the year, it is worth a browse:

Summer Term 2018

1. 2nd May

Wang, X. & Wang, Y. (2018). “‘Say Goodbye to the Good Old Days’: Anti-corruption, Uncertainty and Firm Behaviors in China”. Working paper.

2. 30th May

Kim, I. S., Londregan, J., & Ratkovic, M. (2018). Estimating Spatial Preferences from Votes and Text. Political Analysis, 26(2), 210–229.

Lent Term 2018

1. 17th January
Bell, A. & Jones, K. (2015). Explaining Fixed Effects: Random Effects Modeling of Time-Series Cross-Sectional and Panel Data. Political Science Research and Methods, 3, 133-153.

2. 31st January
King, G., Lam, P., & Roberts, M. E. (2017). Computer-Assisted Keyword and Document Set Discovery from Unstructured Text. American Journal of Political Science, 61, 1–18.

3. 20th February
Klasnja, M., Titunik, R. (2017). The Incumbency Curse: Weak Parties, Term Limits, and Unfulfilled Accountability. American Political Science Review, 111(1), 129-148.

4. 7th March 
Na, C., Loughran, T.A. & Paternoster, R. (2015). On the Importance of Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Experimentally-Evaluated Criminal Justice Interventions. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 31, 289-310.

5. 21st March
Watanabe, K. (2017). Measuring news bias: Russia’s official news agency ITAR-TASS’ coverage of the Ukraine crisis. European Journal of Communication, 32, 224-241.

Michaelmas Term 2017

1. 4th October
Zubizarreta, J.R., Keele, L. (2017). Optimal Multilevel Matching in Clustered Observational Studies: A Case Study of the Effectiveness of Private Schools Under a Large-Scale Voucher System, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 112:518, 547-560.

2. 18th October
Roberts, M. E., Stewart, B. M., Tingley, D., Lucas, C., Leder-Luis, J., Gadarian, S. K., Rand, D. G. (2014). Structural Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses. American Journal of Political Science, 58(4), 1064–1082.

3. 8th November
An, W., Winship, C. (2017). Causal Inference in Panel Data With Application to Estimating Race-of-Interviewer Effects in the General Social Survey. Sociological Methods & Research, 46(1), 68-102.

4. 22 November
Rosenfeld, B., Imai, K., & Shapiro, J. N. (2016). An empirical validation study of popular survey methodologies for sensitive questions. American Journal of Political Science, 60(3), 783-802.

5. 6 December
Nosek, B.A. et al. (2015). Promoting an open research culture. Science, 348(6242):1422-1425. 

Thank you again for all the presenters and participants for contributing to the meetings, the Quant Methods Reading Group will return next semester!

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