Public Lectures for "Frontiers in Social Sciences"

Winter Events

USING EXPERIMENTS AS BENCHMARKS FOR NON-EXPERIMENTAL
ESTIMATORS: WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
Jeffrey Smith, Department of Economics, University of Michigan
Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 3:30 p.m., 340 West Hall
Reception immediately following, 450 West Hall

THE INTERNET, EPIDEMICS, AND KEVIN BACON:
THE SCIENCE OF SOCIAL NETWORKS

Mark Newman, Department of Physics and Complex Systems,
University of Michigan
Tuesday March 13, 2007, 3:30 p.m., 340 West Hall
Reception immediately following, 450 West Hall

POPULATION HETEROGENEITY AND CAUSAL INFERENCE
Yu Xie, Departments of Sociology, Statistics, and ISR
University of Michigan
Friday, April 13, 2007, 3:30 p.m., 340 West Hall
Reception immediately following, 450 West Hall

CHALLLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES: A PANEL DISCUSSION
April, 2007, 3:30 p.m., West Hall
Reception Immediately following, 450 West Hall


Fall Events

VOTE COUNTS, RECOUNTS, AND STATISTICS
Walter R. Mebane,Jr., Department of Government, Cornell University
October 6, 2006, 3:30 p.m., 340 West Hall
Reception immediately following, 450 West Hall

FAIRNESS IN TESTING, TEST EQUATING AND
GAUSSIAN KERNEL SMOOTHING
Paul Holland, Educational Testing Service
October 20, 2006, 3:30 p.m., 340 West Hall
Reception immediately following in 450 West Hall

MEETING THE FUTURE IN MANAGING CHRONIC DISORDERS:
INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED STRATEGIES
Susan Murphy, Departments of Statistics, Psychiatry, and ISR,
University of Michigan
November 14, 2006, 4:00 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater
Reception to follow


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