(For paper presentations, presenters are indictated in bold font.)


Wednesday, July 17, 2019


6 pm Networking Reception (by invitation) [Ashdown House]



Thursday, July 18, 2019


7:30 – 8:30 am Registration (continental breakfast provided) [Tang Center (Building E51), Outside Wong Auditorium]


8:30 – 8:50 am Opening Remarks [Tang Center (Building E51), Wong Auditorium]


8:50 – 9 am Transition to Samberg


9 – 10:15 am Session 1: Regular Presentations [Samberg, 6th Floor]


          Walter Mebane (University of Michigan) , Fabricio Vasselai and Samuel Baltz

          Discussant: In Song Kim (MIT)

          [Dining Room 3]


          Ludvic Rheault (University of Toronto) and Sophie Borwein

          Discussant: Michelle Torres (Rice)

          [Dining Room 4]


          Luke Sanford (UCSD), Molly Roberts (UCSD) and Kevin Li

          Discussant: David Carlson (Koc University)

          [Dining Room 5]


10:15 – 10:35 am Break


10:35 am – 12 pm Session 2: Short presentations [Samberg, 6th Floor]


          Daniel J. Hopkins (University of Pennsylvania) and William Hobbs

          Discussant: Robert Erikson (Columbia)

          Paper 2: Using the Audio from Telephone Surveys for Political Science Research

          Bryce Dietrich (University of Iowa) and Jeff Mondak

          Discussant: Ludvic Rheault (University of Toronto)

          [Dining Room 3]


          Zhao Li (Stanford University) and Adam Bonica

          Discussant: Benjamin Lauderdale (UCL)

          Paper 2: When Do Politicians Grandstand? Measuring Message Politics in Committee Hearings

          Ju Yeon Park (University of Pittsburgh)

          Discussant: Sarah Bouchat (Northwestern)

          [Dining Room 4] << Emerging Scholars Session >>


          Luke Keele (University of Pennsylvania) , Raiden Hasegawa and Dylan Small

          Discussant: Danny Hidalgo (MIT)

          Paper 2: Augmented Panel Data Models with Staggered Adoption

          Avi Feller (UC-Berkeley) , Eli Ben-Michael and Jesse Rothstein

          Discussant: Joseph Ornstein (WUSTL)

          [Dining Room 5]


12 – 2 pm Lunch & Poster Session I [Samberg, 7th Floor]


2pm – 3:15 pm Session 3: Regular presentations [Samberg, 6th Floor]


          Wendy K. Tam Cho (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Yan Liu

          Discussant: Santiago Olivella (UNC Chapel Hill)

          [Dining Room 3]


          Korhan Kocak (Princeton), Scott Abramson (Rochester) and Asya Magazinnik (MIT)

          Discussant: Naoki Egami (Princeton)

          [Dining Room 4]


          Pedro Rodriguez (New York University) and Arthur Spirling

          Discussant: Brandon Stewart (Princeton)

          [Dining Room 5]


3:15 – 3:30 pm Break


3:30 – 5 pm Session 4: Short presentations [Samberg, 6th Floor]


          Ahra Wu (Workplace Analytics, LLC) , Andrew R. Wood and Randy T. Stevenson

          Discussant: Mike Alvarez (Caltech)

          Paper 2: On Theory and Identification: When and Why We Need Theory for Causal Identification

          Tara Slough (UC-Berkeley)

          Discussant: Kevin Munger (Penn State)

          [Dining Room 3] << Emerging Scholars Session >>


          Horacio Larreguy (Harvard University) , James E. Alt, Amalie Jensen, David D. Lassen and John Marshall

          Discussant: Shahryar Minhas (Michigan State University)

          Paper 2: Do Gender Quotas Cause a Decline in Corruption?

          Justin Esarey (Wake Forest University) , Natalie Valdes

          Discussant: Frederick Boehmke (University of Iowa)

          [Dining Room 4]


          Peter Mohanty (Stanford University) , Norm Matloff, Xi Cheng and Bohdan Khomtchouk

          Discussant: Neal Beck (NYU)

          Paper 2: Rehabilitating the Regression: Honest and Valid Causal Inference through Machine Learning

          Marc Ratkovic (Princeton University)

          Discussant: Matthew Blackwell (Harvard)

          [Dining Room 5]


5:30 – 7 pm IDSS Reception [Stata Center (Building 32), R&D Common]



Friday, July 19, 2019


8 – 9 am Continental Breakfast [Samberg, 6th Floor]


9 – 10:15 am Session 5: Regular Presentations [Samberg, 6th Floor]


          Sunshine Hillygus (Duke University) , Greg Spell, Larry Carin and Brian Guay

          Discussant: Chris Warshaw (GWU)

          [Dining Room 3]


          Jacob Montgomery (WUSTL) , Luwei Ying, Brandon Stewart

          Discussant: Arthur Spirling (NYU)

          [Dining Room 4]


          Brandon de la Cuesta (Princeton), Naoki Egami (Princeton), and Kosuke Imai (Harvard)

          Discussant: Dean Knox (Princeton)

          [Dining Room 5]


10:15 – 10:35 am Break


10:35 – 12 pm Session 6: Short presentations [Samberg, 6th Floor]


          Shuai Jin (UMass-Boston)

          Discussant: Molly Roberts (UCSD)

          Paper 2: Artificial Communities and Bait-and-Switch Messaging of Russian Trolls on Twitter During the 2016 Election

          Alexandra Cirone (Cornell University) and William Hobbs (Cornell University)

          Discussant: Nick Beauchamp (Northeastern University)

          [Dining Room 3] << Emerging Scholars Session >>


          Mark Pickup (Simon Fraser University) and Vincent Hopkins (Simon Fraser University)

          Discussant: Seth Hill (UCSD)

          Paper 2: The Social Network Effects of Drone Strikes

          Paolo Bertolotti (MIT IDSS) , Ali Jadbabaie, Fotini Christia

          Discussant: Adeline Lo (Princeton)

          [Dining Room 4]


          Hiroto Katsumata (Gakushuin University and MIT)

          Discussant: Adam Glynn (Emory)

          Paper 2: The Stability-Controlled Trial? Assessing the effect of new or newly-popular treatments without randomization

          Chad Hazlett (UCLA)

          Discussant: Fredrik Savje (Yale)

          [Dining Room 5]


12 – 2:00 pm Lunch & Poster Session II [Samberg, 7th floor]


2:00 – 3:15 pm Session 7: Regular presentations [Samberg, 6th Floor]

  • Does Politicized Media Distort Political Discourse? Evidence from Fox News Channel

          Elena Labzina (ETH Zurich) and Elliott Ash

          Discussant: Chris Lucas (WUSTL)

          [Dining Room 3]


          Yiqing Xu (Stanford) , Licheng Liu and Ye Wang

          Discussant: Matthew Lebo (Stony Brook)

          [Dining Room 4]


          Jeff Gill (American University) , Andreas Murr (U of Warwick) and Richard Traunmueller

          Discussant: Jonathan Katz (Caltech)

          [Dining Room 5]


3:15 – 3:30 pm Transition to Wong Auditorium


3:30 – 4:30 pm Special Session: LGBTQ Research and Political Methodology [Wong Auditorium]

  • Patrick J. Egan (NYU)
  • Katherine McCabe (Rutgers University)
  • Patrick R. Miller (U of Kansas)
  • Moderator: Danny Hidalgo (MIT)


4:30 – 5:00 pm SPM Business Meeting [Wong Auditorium]


5 – 5:45 pm Panel Discussion on Non-academic Careers [Wong Auditorium]

  • Adriana Crespo-Tenorio (Facebook)
  • Winston Chou (Facebook)
  • Joe Williams (YouGov)
  • Moderator: Pablo Barbera (USC/Facebook)


7:30 – 9:30 pm Dinner [Stratton Student Center (Building W20), Lobdell Dining Room]



Saturday, July 20, 2019


8 – 8:50 am Breakfast Roundtable Discussions [Samberg, 6th Floor]


  • Journal Editors’ Roundtable: Publishing Methodology Papers in Political Science Journals [Dining Room 4]
    • Tom Clark (Emory, Journal of Politics )
    • Jeff Gill (American University, Political Analysis)
    • Kosuke Imai (Harvard, Journal of Causal Inference)
    • Benjamin Lauderdale (UCL, American Political Science Review)
    • Moderator: Suzie Linn (Penn State)


  • Roundtable Discussion: What Impact Will Data Science Have on Universities and Political Science? [Dining Room 5]
    • Henry Brady (UC Berkeley)
    • Gary King (Harvard)
    • Rocio Titiunik (Princeton)
    • Moderator: In Song Kim (MIT)


9 – 10:15 am Session 8: Regular Presentations [Samberg, 6th Floor]


          Nicholas Beauchamp (Northeastern University)

          Discussant: Burt Monroe (Penn State)

          [Dining Room 3]


          Dean Knox (Princeton), Will Lowe and Jonathan Mummolo (Princeton)

          Discussant: Moritz Marbach (ETH Zurich)

          [Dining Room 4]


          Xiang Zhou (Harvard University) and Teppei Yamamoto (MIT)

          Discussant: Rocio Titiunik (Princeton)

          [Dining Room 5]


10:15 – 10:35 am Break


10:35 am – 12 pm Session 9: Short presentations [Samberg, 6th Floor]


          Robert Kubinec (NYU Abu Dhabi)

          Discussant: Alex Tahk (UW Madison)

          Paper 2: Inference Using Algorithmic Districting

          Micah Altman (MIT) , Brian Amos and Michael P. McDonald

          Discussant: John Londregan (Princeton)

          [Dining Room 3]


          Jesse M. Crosson (University of Michigan) , Geoffrey Lorenz, Alexander C. Furnas

          Discussant: Devin Caughey (MIT)

          Paper 2: The Effects of Firms’ Lobbying on Resource Misallocation

          In Song Kim (MIT) and Frederico Huneeus

          Discussant: Jamie Monogan (University of Georgia)

          [Dining Room 4]


          Ye Wang (NYU) , Peter Aronow and Cyrus Samii

          Discussant: Anton Strezhnev (NYU)

          Paper 2: Causal inference with Misspecified Exposure Mappings

          Fredrik Savje (Yale University)

          Discussant: Chad Hazlett (UCLA)

          [Dining Room 5]


12:00 – 1:30 pm  Lunch [Samberg, 7th Floor]