Jeff Smith, University of Michigan Department of Economics
Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.
From Jeff Smith's bio:
Jeffrey Smith, Professor, received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago in 1996. He joined the Michigan faculty in 2005. Prior to coming to Michigan he was at the University of Maryland from 2001-2005 and the University of Western Ontario from 1994-2001. His research centers on methods for the evaluation of social programs such as job training for the disadvantaged. He has also written papers examining the labor market effects of university quality and the use of statistical treatment rules to assign persons to government programs.
The objective of the Causal Inference in Education Research Seminar (CIERS) is to engage students and faculty from across the university in conversations around education research using various research methodologies. This seminar provides a space for doctoral students and faculty from the School of Education, Ford School of Public Policy, and the Departments of Economics, Sociology, Statistics, and Political Science to discuss current research and receive feedback on works-in-progress. Discourse between these schools and departments creates a more complete community of education scholars, and provides a networking opportunity for students enrolled in a variety of academic programs who share common research interests. Open to PhD students and faculty engaged in causal inference in education research.