Gabi Kruks-Wisner

Gabrielle Kruks-Wisner, Department of Politics, University of Virginia

April 17 12-1pm Nau 342 The gap between programmatic policy design and the uneven local implementation of law andpolicy is a widely recognized obstacle to effective and accountable governance. Governmentsworldwide have attempted to bridge this gap through the design of grievance redressal programs,intended to give citizens direct channels through which to voice their complaints. Despite…

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…

Metzger

Shawna K. Metzger: Getting Time Right: Using Cox Models and Probabilities to Interpret Binary Panel Data

Friday, March 22, 2019 12:30–2:00pm Gibson 296 Shawna K. Metzger is Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at the College of William & Mary.  She received her BS from the Rochester Institute of Technology (2007) and her MA and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh (2009, 2013).  Her substantive research primarily examines the…

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.…