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Career Achievement Award
The Career Achievement Award honors an outstanding career of intellectual accomplishment and service to the profession in the Political Metholdology field.

2017  Robert Erikson, Columbia University 
2016  Keith T. Poole, University of Georgia 
2015  Douglas Rivers, Stanford University 
2014 John Freeman, University of Minnesota
2013 Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University
2012 Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
2010 Gary King, Harvard University
2009 James Stimson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Emerging Scholar Award
The Emerging Scholar Award honors a young researcher, within ten years of their degree, who is making notable contributions to the field of Political Methodology.

2017  Betsy Sinclair, Washington University in St. Louis 
2016  Rocio Titiunik, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 
2015  Justin Grimmer, Stanford University 
2014 Jens Hainmueller, Stanford University
2013 Luke Keele, Pennsylvania State University
2012 Jacob Bowers, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2011 Kosuke Imai, Princeton University

Harold F. Gosnell Prize
The Harold Gosnell Prize recognizes the best work of Political Methodology presented at a political science conference in the previous year.

2017  Matthew Blackwell, Harvard University
"Instrumental Variable Methods for Conditional Effects and Casual Interaction in Voter Mobilization Experiments." 
2016  Marc Ratkovic, Princeton University
Sparse Estimation with Uncertainty: Subgroup Analysis in Large Dimensional Designs.” 
2016  Dustin Tingley, Harvard University
Sparse Estimation with Uncertainty: Subgroup Analysis in Large Dimensional Designs.” 
2015  Rocio Titiunik, University of Michigan
“Robust Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Regression-Discontinuity Designs” 
2015  Matias Cattaneo, University of Michigan
“Robust Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Regression-Discontinuity Designs” 
2015  Sebastian Calonico, University of Miami
“Robust Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Regression-Discontinuity Designs” 
2014 Margaret Roberts, University of California, San Diego
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
2014 Brandon Stewart, Harvard University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
2014 Dustin Tingley, Harvard University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
2014 Christopher Lucas, Harvard University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
2014 Shana Gadarian, Syracuse University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
2014 Bethany Albertson, University of Texas at Austin
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
2014 Jetson Leder-Luis, California Institute of Technology
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
2014 David Rand, Yale University
"Topic Models for Open-Ended Survey Responses with Applications to Experiments."
2013 Adam Glynn, Harvard University
Front door Versus Back door Adjustment with Unmeasured Confounding: Bias Formulas for Front door and Hybrid Adjustments
2013 Konstantin Kashin, Harvard University
Front door Versus Back door Adjustment with Unmeasured Confounding: Bias Formulas for Front door and Hybrid Adjustments
2012 Thomas Gschwend, Universität Mannheim
A Common Left-Right Scale for Voters and Parties in Europe
2012 James Lo, University of Mannheim
A Common Left-Right Scale for Voters and Parties in Europe
2012 Sven-Oliver Proksch, University of Mannheim
A Common Left-Right Scale for Voters and Parties in Europe
2011 Robert Franzese Jr., University of Michigan Ann Arbor
"Modeling History-Dependent Network Convolution"
2011 Jude Hays
"Modeling History-Dependent Network Convolution"
2011 Aya Kachi, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
"Modeling History-Dependent Network Convolution"
2010 Jong Hee Park, University of Chicago
2009 John Freeman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Dynamic Elicited Priors for Updating Covert Networks
2009 Jeff Gill, Washington University, St Louis
Dynamic Elicited Priors fro Updating Covert Networks
2007 Alberto Abadie, Harvard University
Synthetic Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect of California's Tobacco Control Program
2007 Alexis Diamond, Harvard University
Synthetic Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect of California's Tobacco Control Program
2007 Jens Hainmueller, Harvard University
Synthetic Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect of California's Tobacco Control Program
2006 Kevin Quinn, Harvard University
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"
2006 Burt Monroe, Michigan State University
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"
2006 Michael Colaresi, Michigan State University
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"
2006 Michael Crespin, University of Georgia
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"
2006 Dragomir Radev, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"An Automated Method of Topic-Coding Legislative Speech Over Time With Application to the 105th-108th U.S. Senate"
2005 Alexis Diamond, Harvard University
Genetic Matching for Estimating Causal Effects: A General Multivariate Matching Method for Achieving Balance in Observational Studies
2005 Jasjeet Sekhon, UC Berkeley
Genetic Matching for Estimating Causal Effects: A General Multivariate Matching Method for Achieving Balance in Observational Studies
2004 Henry Brady, University of California, Berkeley
"A ‘Natural Experiment’ on the Costs of Voting: Methodologies for Analyzing Data when the Treatment is Nearly Randomized"
2004 John McNulty, University of California, Berkeley
"A ‘Natural Experiment’ on the Costs of Voting: Methodologies for Analyzing Data when the Treatment is Nearly Randomized"
2003 Won-Ho Park, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
"Estimation of Voter Transition Rates and Ecological Inference"
2002 Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University
1999 Nathaniel Beck, University of California-San Diego
"Improving Quantitative Studies of International Conflict: A Conjecture"
1999 Gary King, Harvard University
"Improving Quantitative Studies of International Conflict: A Conjecture"
1999 Langche Zeng, Harvard University
"Improving Quantitative Studies of International Conflict: A Conjecture"
1998 Dean Lacy, Ohio State University
"A Theory of Nonseparable Preferences in Survey Responses"
1997 Gary King, Harvard University
"A Solution to the Ecological Inference Problem: Reconstructing Individual Behavior From Aggregate Data"
1996 Nathaniel Beck, University of California-San Diego
"Conflicts in Time and Space"
1996 Richard Tucker, Indiana University-Bloomington
"Conflicts in Time and Space"
1996 Walter Mebane Jr., Cornell University
"Markov Chain Models for Rolling Cross-Section Data"
1996 Jonathan Wand, Cornell University
"Markov Chain Models for Rolling Cross-Section Data"
1995 Bradley Palmquist, Harvard University
"Respecification Approaches to Ecological Inference: A Comparison of Control Variables and the Quadratic Model"
1995 Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University
"The Microfoundations of Aggregate Partisanship: A Fractional Integration Analysis of Heterogeneity and Permanence"
1995 Renee Smith, University of Rochester
"The Microfoundations of Aggregate Partisanship: A Fractional Integration Analysis of Heterogeneity and Permanence"

John T. Williams Dissertation Prize
In recognition of the John T. Williams' contribution to graduate training, the John T. Williams Award has been established for the best dissertation proposal in the area of political methodology. Proposals using quantitative or qualitative methods are welcomed. Proposals should follow National Science Foundation format guidelines.

2017  Naoki Egami, Princeton University
2016  Dean Knox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Essays on Modeling and Causal Inference in Network Data.” 
2015  Drew Dimmery, New York University
“Essays on Machine Learning and Causal Inference with Applications to Nonprofits” 
2014 Yiqing Xu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Casual Inference with Time-Series Cross-Section Data with Applications to Chinese Political Economy."
2013 Scott Cook, University of Pittsburgh
"The Contagion of Crises: Estimating Models of Endogenous and Interdependent Rare Events"
2012 Adriana Crespo-Tenorio, Washington University in St Louis
Three Papers on the Political Consequences of Oil Price Volatility (completed at Washington University, advised by
2011 Matthew Blackwell, Harvard University
"Essays in Political Methodology and American Politics"
2010 Teppei Yamamoto, Princeton University
2009 Xun Pang, Washington University, St Louis
A Bayesian Probit Hierarchical Model with AR9p) Errors and Non-nested Clustering: Studying Sovereign Creditworthiness and Political Institutions
2006 Roman Ivanchenko, Ohio State University
"Interactions Between the Supreme Court and Congress: A Different Look at the Decision-Making Process"

Society for Political Methodology Poster Award
The Society for Political Methodology Poster Award recognizes the best political methodology poster given at any political science conference in the preceeding year.

2017  Dana Higgins, Harvard University
"Disaggregating Data Using Multiple Imputation: Battle Related Deaths."
2016  Yuki Shirito, Princeton University
"Topical N-Gram Citation Model." 
2016  Anton Strezhnev, Harvard University
"A New Method for Estimating Treatment Effects under `Truncation-by-Death'" 
2015  Dean Knox, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Identifying Peer Effects under Homophily with an Instrumental Variable: Patronage and Promotions in the Chinese Bureaucracy”    
2015  Honorable Mention
Dorothy Kronick, Stanford University
"Ecological Inference with Vote-Share Data" 
2014 Felipe Nunes, University of California, Los Angeles
"A Bayesian Two-part Latent Class Model for Longitudinal Government Expenditure Data: Assessing the Impact of Vertical Political Alliances and Vote Support."
2014 Honorable Mention
Peter Foley, California Institute of Technology
"Introducing Salience to a Spatial Model of Voter Ideology."
2013 Scott Abramson, Princeton University
Production, Predation and the European State 1152-1789

 


Statistical Software Award
The Statistical Software Award recognizing statistical software that has made a significant contribution to the advancement of political analysis.

2017  Rocio Titunik, University of Michigan
For the rdrobust, rdlocrand, rddensity, rdpower statistical packages,
http://sites.google.com/site/rdpackages/
2017  Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare, University of Michigan 
For the rdrobust, rdlocrand, rddensity, rdpower statistical packages, 
http://sites.google.com/site/rdpackages/ 
2017  Sebastian Calonico, University of Miami
For the rdrobust, rdlocrand, rddensity, rdpower statistical packages, 
http://sites.google.com/site/rdpackages/ 
2017  Matias D. Cattaneo, University of Michigan
For the rdrobust, rdlocrand, rddensity, rdpower statistical packages, 
http://sites.google.com/site/rdpackages/ 
2017  Max H. Farrell, University of Chicago
For the rdrobust, rdlocrand, rddensity, rdpower statistical packages, 
http://sites.google.com/site/rdpackages/ 
2017  Michael Jansson, University of California, Berkeley
For the rdrobust, rdlocrand, rddensity, rdpower statistical packages, 
http://sites.google.com/site/rdpackages/ 
2017  Xinwei Ma, University of Michigan
For the rdrobust, rdlocrand, rddensity, rdpower statistical packages, 
http://sites.google.com/site/rdpackages/ 
2016  Jirka LewandowskiWissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
manifestoR: Access and Process Data and Documents of the Manifesto Project 
2016  Nicolas Merz, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
manifestoR: Access and Process Data and Documents of the Manifesto Project  
2016  Sven RegelWissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
manifestoR: Access and Process Data and Documents of the Manifesto Project 
2016  Pola Lehmann, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
manifestoR: Access and Process Data and Documents of the Manifesto Project  
2015  Dustin Tingley, Harvard University
mediation (R package) 
2015  Teppei Yamamoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
mediation (R package) 
2015  Kentaro Hirose, Princeton University
mediation (R package) 
2015  Luke Keele, Pennsylvania State University
mediation (R package) 
2015  Kosuke Imai, Princeton University
mediation (R package) 
2014 James Honaker, Harvard University
Amelia II
2014 Gary King, Harvard University
Amelia II
2014 Matthew Blackwell, Harvard University
Amelia II
2013 Andrew Martin, Washington University, St Louis
MCMCpack
2013 Kevin Quinn, University of California, Berkeley
MCMCpack
2013 Jong Hee Park, Seoul National University
MCMCpack
2012 Walter Mebane Jr., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
genoud: Genetic Optimization using Derivatives
2012 Jasjeet Sekhon, University of California, Berkeley
genoud: Genetic Optimization using Derivatives
2011 Norman Nie, Stanford University
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
2011 Dale Bent
Statistical Package for the Social Sciences
2010 Jeffrey Dubin, University of California, Los Angeles
2010 Douglas Rivers, Stanford University
2009 Keith Poole, University of California, San Diego
"Nominate"
2009 Howard Rosenthal, New York University
"Nominate"

Warren Miller Article Award
The Warren Miller Article Award is given for the best article in Political Analysis.

2017  Joel A. Middleton, University of California
"Bias Amplification and Bias Unmasking." Political Analysis 24 (4):307-323. 
2017  Mark A. Scott, New York University
"Bias Amplification and Bias Unmasking." Political Analysis 24 (4):307-323.
2017  Ronli Diakow, New York City Department of Education
"Bias Amplification and Bias Unmasking." Political Analysis 24 (4):307-323. 
2017  Jennifer L. Hil, New York University
"Bias Amplification and Bias Unmasking." Political Analysis 24 (4):307-323.
2016  Pablo Barberá, New York University
“Birds of the same feather tweet together: Bayesian ideal point estimation using Twitter data.” Political Analysis, 23(1): 76-91 
2015  Jens Hainmueller, Stanford University
“Causal Inference in Conjoint Analysis: Understanding Multidimensional Choices via Stated Preference Experiments.” Political Analysis, 2013  
2015  Daniel Hopkins, Pennsylvania State University
“Causal Inference in Conjoint Analysis: Understanding Multidimensional Choices via Stated Preference Experiments.” Political Analysis, 2013  
2015  Teppei Yamamoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Causal Inference in Conjoint Analysis: Understanding Multidimensional Choices via Stated Preference Experiments.” Political Analysis, 2013  
2014 Mark Fredrickson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Reasoning about Interference in Randomized Studies." Political Analysis. 2013. 21(1):97-124
2014 Costas Panagopoulos, Fordham University
"Reasoning about Interference in Randomized Studies.” Political Analysis. 2013. 21(1):97-124
2014 Jacob Bowers, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"Reasoning about Interference in Randomized Studies." Political Analysis. 2013. 21(1):97-124
2013 Jens Hainmueller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Entropy Balancing for Casual Effects: A Multivariate Reweighting Method to Produce Balanced Samples in Observational Studies"
2012 Devin Caughey, University of California, Berkeley
Elections and the Regression-Discontinuity Design: Lessons from Close U.S. House Races, 1942-2008 (Political Analysis. 19 (4))
2012 Jasjeet Sekhon, University of California, Berkeley
Elections and the Regression-Discontinuity Design: Lessons from Close U.S. House Races, 1942-2008 (Political Analysis. 19 (4))
2011 Justin Grimmer, Stanford Unversity
"A Bayesian Hierarchical Topic Model for Political Texts: Measuring Expressed Agendas in Senate Press Releases"
2010 Daniel Corstange, University of Maryland, College Park
2007 Frederick Boehmke, University of Iowa
The Influence of Unobserved Factors on Position Timing and Content in the NAFTA Vote
2006 Robert Franzese Jr., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Empirical Strategies for Various Manifestations of Multilevel Data," Political Analysis 13:4 (Fall 2005): 430-446
2005 David Nickerson, University of Notre Dame
Scalable Protocols Offer Efficient Design for Field Experiments
2004 David Park, Washington University, St. Louis
Co-Authored with Andrew Gelman, Columbia University, and Joseph Bafumi, Columbia University, "Bayesian Multilevel Estimation with Poststratification: State-Level Estimates from National Polls"
2004 Andrew Gelman, Columbia University
Co-Authored with David Park, Washington University, St. Louis, and Joseph Bafumi, Columbia University, "Bayesian Multilevel Estimation with Poststratification: State-Level Estimates from National Polls"
2004 Joseph Bafumi, Columbia University
Co-Authored with David Park, Washington University, St Louis, and Andrew Gelman, Columbia University, "Bayesian Multilevel Estimation with Poststratification: State-Level Estimates from National Polls"
2003 Kenneth Schultz, University of California-Los Angeles
"Revealing Preferences: Empirical Estimation of a Crisis Bargaining Game with Incomplete Information"
2003 Jeffrey Lewis, University of California-Los Angeles
"Revealing Preferences: Empirical Estimation of a Crisis Bargaining Game with Incomplete Information"
2003 Hyeok Yong Kwon, Cornell University
"Has Economic Insecurity Produced Left-Wing Voters? A Markov Chain Approach"
2003 Sona Golder, New York University
"Pre-Electoral Coalition Formation"
2002 Patrick Heagerty, University of Washington
"Windows of Opportunity: Window Subseries Empirical Variance Estimators in International Relations."
2002 Michael Ward, University of Washington
"Windows of Opportunity: Window Subseries Empirical Variance Estimators in International Relations."
2002 Kristian Gleditsch, University of California-San Diego
"Windows of Opportunity: Window Subseries Empirical Variance Estimators in International Relations."
2002 Sunshine Hillygus, Stanford University
"The Dynamics of Voter Decision-making in Election 2000"
2001 Keith Poole, University of Houston
"Estimate Legislator's Preferred Points"
1999 Kevin Clarke, University of Michigan
"Testing Nonnested Models of the Democratic Peace"
1998 Adam Berinsky, University of Michigan
"The Two Faces of Public Opinion"

 


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2012 Brenton Kenkel, University of Rochester
Bounds for Logistic Regression Coefficients with Nonignorable Missing Outcomes
2011 F. Daniel Hidalgo, University of California, Berkely
"Digital Democracy: The Consequences of Electronic Voting Technology in Brazil"
2010 R. Alvarez, California Institute of Technology
2010 John Brehm, University of Chicago
2009 Xun Pang, Washington University, St Louis
Binary and Ordinal Time Series with AR9p) Errors: Bayesian Model Determination for Latent High-Order Markovian Processes
2007 Christopher Achen, Princeton University
2006 Betsy Sinclair, California Institute of Technology
"Is It Better to Be First or Last? The Ballot Order Effect"
2006 Michael Kellermann, Harvard University
"Bayesian Estimation of Ideal Points in the British House of Commons Using Early Day Motions"
2005 Michael Kellermann, Harvard University
"Bayesian estimation of ideal points in the British House of Commons using Early Day Motions"
2005 Betsy Sinclair, CalTech
"Is It Better to Be First or Last? The Ballot Order Effect"

Outstanding Reviewer Award
The Political Analysis Outstanding Reviewer Award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary assistance to Political Analysis during the previous year. Outstanding Reviewers are those who provide excellent, timely and productive feedback for authors who have submitted manuscripts to Political Analysis. Outstanding Reviewers are also those who frequently review for the journal, and who provide the editors with productive advice about the submissions they review.

2015 Dorothy Kronick, Stanford University
2015 Matthew Lebo, Stony Brook University


Excellence in Mentoring Award

The Society for Political Methodology Excellence in Mentoring Award honors members of the Society for Political Methodology who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to mentoring and advising graduate and/or undergraduate students-particularly those from underrepresented groups.

2017  R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology
2016  Janet Box-Steffensmeier, Ohio State University 
2015 Lonna Atkeson, University of New Mexico
2015 Jonathan Kropko, University of Virginia

 

 

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