What I Study

The main goal of my research is to understand moral and political beliefs: what they are, where they come from, and what they do. I lead the Measuring Morality project, the goal of which is to understand how different ideas of morality fit together and influence politics and other domains of life.

I also work quite a bit on statistical methods for observational data, including panel data, treatment effects analysis, and multilevel modeling. These days I have been thinking a lot about how to use simple patterns in repeated cross-section and panel data to help adjudicate between theories of social change and socialization.

In other news, I'm teaching courses on multilevel and panel data analysis using R in Philadelphia this summer.

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