Horacio Larreguy

Horacio Larreguy: Who Debates, Who Wins? At-Scale Experimental Evidence on Debate Participation in a Liberian Election

February 20 12-2pm Monroe 120 Abstract We study a nationwide debate initiative ahead of Liberia’s 2017 elections for House of Representatives designed to solicit and rebroadcast policy promises from candidates. By encouraging debate participation more intensely in some districts than in others, we shock the supply of programmatic information from leading candidates. We find substantively…

Hudson Golino

Hudson Golino: Investigating the structure of multivariate data using Exploratory Graph Analysis: applications in broad areas, from Psychology to Text Mining

January 30 12:00-1:00pm Wilson 142 Hudson Golino Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods Department of Psychology University of Virginia Abstract Exploratory graph analysis (EGA) is a highly accurate technique that was recently proposed within the framework of network psychometrics to estimate the number of factors underlying multivariate data. Unlike other methods, EGA produces a visual guide…

Fiona Greenland

Fiona Greenland—Investigating the relationship between monument destruction and civilian victimization: The evidence from Syria and Iraq

Recorded November 29, 2018 12:30-2pm Monroe 120 Fiona Greenland, UVA Sociology Fiona Greenland is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on nationalism, violence, and state formation, with specialist interest in the role of cultural goods in macro-political projects in Italy and, in her new work, in Middle East conflict zones.…

Adrian E. Raftery

Adrian Raftery—Bayesian Population Projections with Migration Uncertainty

Join us October 12, 2018 2-4pm Gibson 296 Please join us for Adrian Raftery Boeing International Professor of Statistics and Sociology University of Washington, Seattle, WA This lecture is jointly sponsored with the UVA Department of Statistics. Abstract The United Nations recently issued official probabilistic population projections for all countries for the first time, using…