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Dec 3 2019
Posted in: Faculty, IRiSS
Barbara Voss, associate professor of anthropology and 2015 IRiSS Faculty Fellow and Seed Grant recipient, recently published The Transnational Lives of Chinese Railroad Workers: Material Culture Research from a Guangdong Province Qiaoxiang and Railroad Worker Camp Sites in North America in China.
Dec 3 2019
Posted in: IRiSS
Researchers can only access restricted U.S. census and administrative data in one of 29 Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (RDCs) located across the country. At an event hosted by IRiSS and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy (SIEPR), U.S.
Nov 11 2019
Posted in: Faculty, IRiSS
In 2016, IRiSS affiliate and Professor of Economics Nick Bloom released the Economic Policy Uncertainty Index, providing a quantitative approximation of economic uncertainty for 24 countries with advanced economies. This year, he augmentented this dataset with information on a much larger sample of...
Oct 28 2019
Posted in: IRiSS
Arthur "Skip" Lupia, head the NSF's Directorate for the Social, Behavioral, and Economic sciences, traveled to IRiSS to speak on the national social science research funding landscape. Skip provided the IRiSS Advisory Board with highlights from his strategy to communicate the importance of social...
Oct 7 2019
Posted in: CSS, IRiSS
The 10th annual Text as Data conference, sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences and Stanford Department of Political Science, was a two-day event that featured social and computer scientists sharing innovative statistical methods for natural language processing across...

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