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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...
Sep 12 2019
Posted in: IRiSS
The September 2019 issue of the Stanford Magazine included two features on IRiSS research, by the Center on Poverty and Inequality and the Immigration Policy Lab.
Sep 11 2019
Posted in: Faculty, IRiSS
Stanford IRiSS Director Karen Cook will take a sabbatical for the 2019-20 academic year - her first in her 21 years at Stanford. In her absence,  IRiSS Deputy Director Matt Snipp will step up as acting director for upcoming year. Matt has served as the director of the IRiSS Secure Data Center since...