[gov3009-l] Applied Stats Wkshop: Peterson/Howell on vouchers, Wed@noon

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Mon, 3 Nov 2003 11:36:27 -0500

Research Workshop in Applied Statistics

Please join us this Wednesday @ noon at CBRSS,
the Center for Basic Research in the Social Sciences,
34 Kirkland Street, Rm 22, for a presention by Paul Peterson & William Howell.  
Their paper, "Latest Results from the New York City Voucher Experiment", is 
available at:


Paul E. Peterson is the Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director 
of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University, a 
Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, and Editor-In-Chief of 
Education Next, a journal of opinion and research on education policy.  He is a 
former director of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard 
University and of the Governmental Studies program at the Brookings 

Previously at the University of Wisconsin, in July 2002 William Howell joined 
the Government Department at Harvard University as an Assistant Professor. 
Howell has written on separation-of-powers issues and American political 
institutions, especially the presidency. He is the recipient of the 2001 E.E. 
Schattschneider award for the best dissertation in American politics, by the 
American Political Science Association; and the 2001 prize for the best 
dissertation on the presidency, by the Center for Presidential Studies at the 
George Bush School of Government and Public Service.He is the author of Power 
without Persuasion: The Politics of Direct Presidential Action, Princeton 
University Press 2003.  Howell is currently working with Jon Pevehouse 
(University of Wisconsin) on a project that examines how domestic political 
institutions constrain the president's ability to exercise force abroad. 

As always, lunch will be provided.

Contact information, the current schedule, and previous presentations may be
found at the course web site: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~gov3009/


The Research Workshop in Applied Statistics is a forum for graduate
students, faculty, and visiting scholars to present and discuss work
in progress and exchange ideas.  It is intended as a tour of Harvard's
statistical innovations and applications with weekly stops in
different disciplines such as economics, epidemiology, medicine,
political science, psychology, public policy, public health, sociology
and statistics.  The topics of papers presented in previous years
included missing data, survey analysis, Bayesian simulation, sample
selection, and models for election and portfolio choice. Faculty and
student participants in the workshop present their current projects,
and guest speakers also give occasional presentations. The workshop
provides an excellent opportunity for informal interaction between
graduate students and faculty from a variety of disciplines. Course
credit is available for students as either an upper-level Government
or Sociology class. Lunch is provided.

If you are interested, note that all events are held at noon, in Room 22,
Center for Basic Research in Social Sciences (CBRSS, 34 Kirkland St., this is
the yellow building across the street from William James Hall).
Contact information and previous presentations may be found at the course web
site: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~gov3009/

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