<div dir="ltr"><span style="font-size:12.8px">Hi everyone!</span><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style=""><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">This week at the<span class="gmail-m_-8409739297008502631gmail-m_-5223976695426397292gmail-m_-8239203266232787201gmail-m_-3131546366916696156gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span>Applied Statistics <span style="line-height:14.72px"><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">Worksho<wbr>p we will be welcoming</span></font><span class="gmail-m_-8409739297008502631gmail-m_-5223976695426397292gmail-m_-8239203266232787201gmail-m_-3131546366916696156gmail-apple-converted-space" style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt"> </span><b style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt"><i>Eitan Hersh</i></b><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:10pt">, Associate Professor at Tufts University. He will be presenting work entitled</span></font><b style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif;font-size:10pt"><i> </i></b><font face="Arial, sans-serif"><span style="font-size:13.3333px"><b><i>Behavioral Applications of Voter Files</i></b></span><span style="font-size:10pt">.  Please find the abstract below and on the Applied Stats website <a href="https://projects.iq.harvard.edu/applied.stats.workshop-gov3009">here</a>.</span></font></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">As usual, we will meet at noon in CGIS Knafel Room 354 and lunch will be provided.  See you all there!</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif">-- Dana Higgins</span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-size:12.8px;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style=""><span style="font-size:10pt;line-height:15.3333px;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><br><b><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Title:</span></b><span class="gmail-m_-8409739297008502631gmail-m_-5223976695426397292gmail-m_-8239203266232787201gmail-m_-3131546366916696156gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> </span></span><u><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Behavioral Applications of Voter Files</span></u><br><br><b><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Abstract:</span></b><span class="gmail-m_-8409739297008502631gmail-m_-5223976695426397292gmail-m_-8239203266232787201gmail-m_-3131546366916696156gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> </span></span></span>Over the last decade, state-level voter registration records have become a regular source of data in research in political behavior. The research value in voter files typically depends on the ability to link the voter files to external sources of data. In this presentation, I will describe several approaches to using voter files in behavioral research. I will focus on the practice of record linkage and demonstrate a range of substantive questions that can be answered with these voter files. Substantive topics include the study of geography, family networks, the effects of terrorist activities, partisan bias in medical treatment,  religious civic engagement, and voter suppression/access laws.</p></div><div><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><br></div></div></div></div>
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