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Application Process & Financial Support


Design of Instruction

Substantive Units: Lecturers, Syllabi, and Lecture Notes

1. Institutions, Bureaucratic Performance, & Political Behavior

2. Complex-systems, Agent-based, & Computational Models

3. Theoretical & Empirical Models in International Relations

Other Guest Lecturers

2003 EITM II Photos

Faculty Affiliates (2001-2004 EITM I-IV)


Contact: Please direct further inquiries to the EITM coordinator (e-mail address above) at the Center for Political Studies of the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan.


The University of Michigan's 
Summer Institute 
on the 

Empirical Implications
of Theoretical Models

15 June - 12 July , 2003

This summer, 15 June through 12 July 2003, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will host the second of four NSF-funded summer institutes on EITM: Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models. The program aims to advance scholarship exhibiting more-seamless integration of theoretical model development aCpirical evaluation through a highly interactive training program, primarily for advanced graduate students (and possibly some a few junior faculty), led by over 15 scholars from across the discipline working at the forefront of such empirical-theoretical integration. 

This year's program includes (so far) John Aldrich, Arthur Lupia, Scott Page, Ken Kollman, Jim Morrow, Curt Signorino, Daniel Diermeier, David Epstein, Scott De Marchi, Troy Tassier, Ken Schultz, Paul Huth, Kristopher W. Ramsay, Rebecca Morton, William Bernhard, David Leblang and Jude Hays in leading roles, and a host of affiliated faculty from UM and abroad. Details of last year's program, hosted at Harvard University and directed by James Alt, are available at the permanent web-site for the first EITM Summer Institute. (The NSF also funds another, non-competing, EITM summer program, which begins this year at Washington University. Participation in either program in no way debars students or faculty from future participation in the other program.)

Graduate students who would benefit most from the program would have some training in both formal methodology and quantitative analysis, with advanced training in at least one of those, would have passed all exams, and would be well along in the dissertation project but able still to incorporate improvements enabled by the program. Likewise, applications from junior faculty looking to improve the dissertation for publication in a direction that incorporates EITM advances would be welcome. These describe the ideal applicants; interested students or junior faculty should not refrain from applying due to some perceived shortfall on any of these dimensions. Please bring this program to the attention of anyone who might be interested. Thank you.

The 2003 EITM II is co-hosted by the Center for Political Studies at the Institute of SocialResearch and the Department of Political Science, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and led by Robert Franzese.