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Seed Grant Recipients

2019

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Patricia Bromley

Education, PACS, Seed Grant
Reformism: The Causes and Consequences of National Education Reform Worldwide, 1970-2016
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Saad Gulzar

Political Science, Seed Grant
Poverty and Hate: The Causal Effect of Economic Distress on Xenophobia
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Lochlann Jain

Anthropology, Seed Grant
The Long Fortuitous Rise and Quick Descent of Heptavax-B (1960-1985)
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Clayton Nall

Political Science, Seed Grant
Where Interests Trump Ideology: Addressing Suburban Liberals' Support for Exclusionary Local Housing Policies
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Krish Seetah

Anthropology, Seed Grant
Integrating Archaeo-Historic, Climatic, and Genomic Data for Comparative Malaria Modeling

2018

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Lisa Blaydes

Political Science, Freeman Spogli Institute
Political, Economic, and Social Change on the Arabian Penninsula: A Longitudinal Study of GCC Citizens.
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Ben Domingue

Education, RA Internship
Sociogenomics at Stanford.

Jeremy Freese

Sociology, CPI
Sociogenomics at Stanford.
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Jackelyn Hwang

Sociology
Using Computer Vision to Measure Neighborhood Variables Affecting Health.

Shanto Iyengar

William Robertson Coe Professor, Professor of Communication and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution, Co-PI of the American National Election Studies
The American National Election Studies
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Francisco Ramirez

Graduate School of Education, Sociology
Diversifying the American Higher Education System.
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Mitchell Stevens

Graduate School of Education, Sociology
A Distributed Program for Studying College Pathways.

2017

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Alberto Diaz-Cayeros

Freeman Spogli Institute
The Problem of Police Violence
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Vicky Fouka

Political Science
The Role of History and Family Experience in Shaping Xenophobic Attitudes
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Jeff Hancock

Communication, REP
Social Robots as Media
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Ian Hodder

Anthropology
Virtually Rebuilding Catalhoyuk
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Shanto Iyengar

Political Science
Divided we Stand: Partisan Media, Selective Exposure, and Political Polarization
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Brian Knutson

Psychology
Cultural Neuroscience of Trust and Resource Sharing
Beatriz Magaloni

Beatriz Magaloni

Political Science, CGE
The Problem of Police Violence
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Francisco Ramirez

Education
World Gender Database
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Byron Reeves

Communication
Social Robots as Media
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Jeanne Tsai

Psychology
Cultural Neuroscience of Trust and Resource Sharing
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Christine Wotipka

Education
World Gender Database

2016

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Andrew Hall

Political Science
Interactive Visualizations of Political Information in Large Datasets of Text
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Lochlann Jain

Anthropology
The Making of HIV Origins: How Science Makes Its History
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Krish Seetah

Anthropology
Improving Malaria 'Early Warning' Predictive Materials: A Proof-of-Concept Using Archaeohistoric and Climate Data

2015

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Arun Chandrasekhar

Department of Economics
Optimizing Network Referrals to Identify and Recruit Creditworthy Entrepreneurs
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Jens Hainmueller

Faculty Co-Director, Immigration Policy Lab, Department of Political Science
Immigration and Integration Policy: Causal Inference and the Evaluation of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)
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Brian Knutson

Department of Psychology
Cultural Neuroscience of Trust: The Role of Emotion
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David Laitin

Faculty Co-Director, Immigration Policy Lab, Department of Political Science
Immigration and Integration Policy: Causal Inference and the Evaluation of Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)
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Mitchell Stevens

Education, RA Internship
A Fund for Scientific Research through Online Learning Environments
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Jeanne Tsai

Department of Psychology
Cultural Neuroscience of Trust: The Role of Emotion
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Barbara Voss

Anthropology, CGE
The Archaeology of Transpacific Migration: Wuyi Qiaoxiang Archaeology Project, Guangdong, China

2014

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Timothy Bresnahan

Economics
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Mobile Apps
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Geoffrey Cohen

Education
Mood Map and Text-Based Affirmation App
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Corey Fields

Sociology
Playing the Field, Desperately Looking, or Permanent Singleton: Exploring Explanations for Singleness
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Kalina Manova

Economics
Management Practices and International Trade
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Paolo Parigi

Sociology
Toward an Applied Social Science: A Proposal for a Collaboration Between Sociology and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Gavin Wright

Economics
The Southern Character of Black Occupational Progress
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Cristobal Young

Sociology
Millionaire Migration and the Demography of the Elite: Implications for American Tax Policy

2013

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Rebecca Bird

Anthropology
An indigenous food web for the Western Desert of Australia: integrating social and ecological sciences for biodiversity conservation
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Aliya Saperstein

Sociology
Surveying the Surveyors: Trends in measurement and knowledge production in U.S. social surveys
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Krish Seetah

Anthropology
Religion and Social Life in Mauritius: the Long Duree Perspective
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Kabir Tambar

Anthropology, CGE
he Polemics of Humanity: Civil Disobedience and Political Disidentification in Turkey

2012

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Nicholas Bloom

William Eberle Professor of Economics, CPI, RDC
“Does Working from Home Work? Evidence from a Corporate Experiment”
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Angela Garcia

Anthropology
Gifts of the Spirit, Technologies of the State: Addiction, Regulation and Care among Pentecostal-charismatics in Mexico City, Mexico
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Matthew Harding

Economics
Food Purchases, Nutrition and Obesity: A Nationally Representative Study
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Sean Reardon

Education, CPI
Income Segregation and Political Polarization
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Jonathan Rodden

Political Science
Income Segregation and Political Polarization

Jonathan Wand

Political Science
Unifying the Study of Legislative Actions and Federal Spending

2011

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Lisa Blaydes

Political Science
Repression, Resistance and Regime Durability in Authoritarian Iraq
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Walter Powell

School of Education
Rewarding Performance That Is Hard to Measure: The Diffusion and Impact of Metrics and Evaluation in the Nonprofit Sector
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Florian Scheuer

Economics
Optimal Income Taxation in Economies with Rent Seeking
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Xueguang Zhou

Sociology
Elite Mobility and the Intra-organizational Relationship in the Chinese Bureaucratic State

2010

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Tanya Luhrmann

Anthropology
Comparative Study of Hallucinatory Phenomena in Psychosis in the United States and India
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Aprajit Mahajan

Economics
Can Better Management Raise Growth and Reduce Pollution?

2009

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Giacomo DeGiorgi

Economics
"Climate Change: the Effects of Changes in Uncertainty on Consumption, Savings and Investment"
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Paula England

Sociology
Class Differences in Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancies
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Tomás Jiménez

Sociology
Immigration, Assimilation and the U.S. Host Society
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Luigi Pistaferri

Economics, CPI
"Climate Change: the Effects of Changes in Uncertainty on Consumption, Savings and Investment"

2008

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Melissa Brown

Anthropology
Chinese Marriage Forms, Son Preferences, and Sex Ratios: Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to a Major Demographic and Cultural Problem
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Alberto Diaz-Cayeros

Political Science
The Geographic Distribution of Income and Political Preferences

Jennifer Eberhardt

Psychology
"What Do You Mean by That?”: Agentic Feedback as a Way to Bolster Teacher Beliefs in Black Student Potential
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Marcus Feldman

Biology
Chinese Marriage Forms, Son Preferences, and Sex Ratios: Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to a Major Demographic and Cultural Problem
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Max Floetotto

Economics
"Really Uncertain Business Cycles"
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Nir Jaimovich

Economics
"Really Uncertain Business Cycles"
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Petra Moser

Economics
Regulation in Financial Markets: Evidence from Specialists' Willingness to Pay for NYSE Seats - 1883 to 1978
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Susan Olzak

Sociology
Globalization and the Environmental Justice Movement
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Rob Reich

Political Science
Support for the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society proposal to the Hewlett Foundation
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Michael Rosenfeld

Sociology
A Longitudinal Study of Couple Formation and Dissolution