Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer Institutes 2016-2019

The summer institute on Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) facilitates a rigorous and productive dialogue between theoretical and empirical analysis in political science. The EITM research approach is based on the premise that attention to the logical relationships between theoretical models and empirical work can produce improvements in both. The EITM summer institutes provide participants with unique opportunities to learn and pursue innovative research practices. The summer institutes will create a direct positive impact for over 125 students and 75 faculty and their current and future new research agendas, increasing the intellectual capital of the scholarly community as a whole. Other benefits include the dissemination of improved research and internet-based course materials such as EITM syllabi, lecture notes, homework exercises, replication datasets, and working papers.


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Arthur Lupia, Center for Political Studies (PI); Scott de Marchi, Duke University (Co-PI); Sean Gailmard, University of California - Berkeley (Co-PI); Elizabeth Penn, University of Chicago (Co-PI);

American National Science Foundation (NSF)

Project Period
September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2019