Welcome to QAPS

The Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (QAPS) was established in 2009 to support theoretical and quantitative research in political science and its dissemination. We support graduate students through QAPS fellowships, host post-doctoral research fellows, offer statistical and formal theory consulting, hold quantitative skills workshops, throw conferences, and organize the Quantitative Social Science colloquium


Monday, Dec 16, 2019

After four and a half years at QAPS., Will Lowe is leaving the university to become Senior Research Scientist at the Hertie School of Governance...

Monday, Apr 15, 2019

This Wednesday's workshop will now be about cleaning, structuring, and visualizing data with R (not about R package construction, as previously...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019

Reminder: This morning's QAPS workshop (April 3, 2019) has been canceled.

Future Events

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Previous Events

Workshop: Parallel Processing in R on Your Own Machine

Wed, Mar 6, 2019, 10:30 am

Contemporary computer chips have multiple cores, but R will run your programs on only of them, even if your task could performed in parallel. In this workshop we will see how to identify which tasks can be done in parallel and show how make them go faster by spreading their computation across cores on your machine. 

Location: Fisher 200

Colloquium: Jonathan Mummolo

Fri, Mar 1, 2019, 12:00 pm

Jonathan Mummolo
Department of Politics and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University

The Bias Is Built In: How Administrative Records Mask Racially Biased Policing


Location: Corwin 127

Colloquium: Susan Athey

Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 12:00 pm

Susan Athey
Stanford Graduate School of Business

Machine Learning and Causal Inference for Heterogeneous Treatment Effects [link is to a series of papers]

Location: Corwin Hall 127