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Texas Methods Conference: Hosted by the Hobby School of Public Affairs (HSPA) and the Department of Political Science

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PROGRAM

February 24 Location: Classroom and Business Building Room 508 (5th floor)
11:00 - 12:00 Check-in
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch and opening comments
12:30 - 1:45

Paper 1. "Random? As If. Spatial Dependence and Instrumental Variables"
Presenters: Scott Cook & Florian Hollenbach, Texas A&M University, College Station
Discussant: Stephen Jessee, University of Texas, Austin

2:00 - 3:15

Paper 2. "A Direct Test for Consistency of Random Effects Models that Outperforms the Hausman Test"
Presenters: Justin Esarey & Jacob Jaffe, Rice University
Discussant: Ling Zhu, University of Houston

3:30 - 4:45

Paper 3. "Understanding Equation Balance in Time Series Regression"
Presenter: Chris Wlezien, University of Texas, Austin
Discussant: Harold Clarke, University of Texas, Dallas

5:00 - 6:30

Keynote Address
Bob Erikson, Columbia University

February 25 Location: Student Center South Midtown Room
8:30 - 9:45 Poster session*
10:00 - 11:15

Paper 4. "Tax Policy Changes in the American States"
Presenter: Carlisle Rainey, Texas A&M University, College Station
Discussant: Justin Kirkland, University of Houston

11:30 - 12:45

Paper 5. "An Evaluation of Measures of Textual Similarity"
Presenters: Zachary Elkins & Robert Shaffer, University of Texas, Austin
Discussant: Ryan Kennedy, University of Houston

12:45 - 1:00 Closing comments and Conference wrap-up
1:15 - Post-conference lunch at Calhoun Rooftop
* Poster session 

"Reliable Sources: Media Biases in Reporting of International Events and the Implications for Event Data"
Ryan Kennedy, University of Houston, & Quan Li, Texas A&M University

"Measurement Error and Attenuation Bias in Exponential Random Graph Models"
Leonardo Antenangeli & Yeaji Kim, University of Houston

"Mapping Institutional Priorities: Recovering the Dimensionality of Bill Sponsorship in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1947-2017"
Philip Waggoner, University of Houston

"BIG issues: Judicial Polarization on the Supreme Court"
Austin Kingsolver, University of Texas, Dallas

"Likelihood-based Estimators for Dynamic Panel Models"
Andrew Philips with Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University

"Comparative Compositional Inequality"
Flavio Souza with Andy Phillips & Guy Whitten, Texas A&M University

"Prospectively Assessing the Replicability of Statistical Results"
Vera Liu, Rice University

"A Bayesian Model with Categorical Endogenous Treatment and Sample Selection"
Ahra Wu, Rice University

"Practical and Effective Approaches to Dealing with Clustered Data"
Andrew Menger & Justin Esarey, Rice University