Methods & Data Science
All fields within policy and government rely on effective data analysis and management, especially as data collection increases in our interconnected world. Schar School faculty use a range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to make sense of data and explain policy and governance processes.
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Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Conflict Studies, Democratization, Gender, Latin America, Historical Memory, Human Rights, Qualitative Methods, State-Society Relations, Transitional Justice
Associate Professor; Director of Online LearningAreas of Research: Elections, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, American Politics, Canadian Politics, Survey Research, and Quantitative Research Methods
Director, Center for Micro-Economic Policy Research (CMEPR)
Director, PhD Program in Public PolicyAreas of Research: Comparative, Institutional, and Transition Economics; Economic Development; Economic Policy; Employment Policy; Entrepreneurship; Firm and Industry Dynamics; Labor Economics; Microeconomics; Organizations; Political Economy; Quantitative Methods; Small Business Programs, Growth, and Innovation
Associate Professor of Policy and GovernmentAreas of Research: Comparative Politics, Diversity, Europe, Immigration Policy, International Migration, Islam, Middle East, Minority Politics, Muslim Politics, Qualitative Methods, Race and Ethnicity, United States
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC)
Schar School of Policy and GovernmentLayla M. Hashemi is a researcher and data analyst at the Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center (TraCCC) focusing on international supply chains, cybercrime and illicit trade. On the NSF project Disrupting Operations of Illicit Supply Networks (D-ISN), she is analyzing the supply chains of counterfeit PPE, fentanyl and pharmaceuticals.
Professor of Public PolicyAreas of Research: Economic Growth, International Economic Development, Human Capital, Foreign Direct Investment, International Trade and Global Labor Markets.
Associate ProfessorAreas of Research: Central Asia, Comparative Politics, Democratization, Foreign Policy, International Development, International Migration, International Relations, Political Violence, Qualitative Methods