Stata

Food Security Atlas of the World

 

Faculty Member: Sam Myers

 

Our group is building a global data set of food intake and nutritional content to estimate diets and nutritional adequacy.  Building off our initial efforts constructing the GENuS database (Smith et al. 2016, PLOS One), this task involves collecting data from a wide variety of sources and building them into a central framework.  With this powerful tool, we hope to explore how different global environmental stressors could affect the rates of nutritional deficiency and

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Measuring School Neighborhood Quality: Implications for Education and Child Development

 

Faculty Member: Dana McCoy

How do neighborhood contexts influence children's educational and developmental outcomes? Are early childhoodinterventionsmoreorlesseffectiveindifferenttypesofcommunities? Thisprojectaimstoaddressthese questions through the development of a virtual Systematic Social Observation (SSO) tool that will allow researchers to take a virtual “walk” through neighborhoods using Google Street View and code what is happening around the neighborhood. In this study, we will be applying this tool to constructs

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Inequality, Information, and Perceptions of Meritocracy: Evidence from China

 

Faculty Member: Xiang Zhou

How does awareness of economic inequality affect individuals' perceptions of meritocracy and preferences for redistribution? Does information about inequality have heterogeneous effects among individuals with different economic resources and ideological orientations? Answers to these questions have profound implications for understanding how media coverage of controversial issues shapes the distribution of public opinion. To approach this goal, we will conduct a survey experiment among 2,500 Chinese

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What Determines the Content of Political Ads? Evidence From the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election

Faculty Member: Professor Horacio Larreguy

In this project we want to understand what determines the content of political ads. To that end, we have coded the content of the universe of political ads that were used in radio and television in the 2012 Mexican presidential and legislative elections. Read more about What Determines the Content of Political Ads? Evidence From the 2012 Mexican Presidential Election