Application & Financial Support Due date: February 27th, 2006


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Previous EITM Institutes


Participant Bios

Guest Faculty Bios

Curriculum and Lead Faculty

I. Institutions and Institutional Analysis

II. Empirical Evaluation of Causality

III. Complexity: Diversity, Networks, Adaptation, and Emergence

IV. Additional Guest Lecturers and Student Presentations


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Contact: eitm@umich.edu

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models
(19 June - 14 July, 2006)

Empirical Evaluation of Causality

26 June - 30 June, 2006

James Granato (The University of Texas, Austin) & Rebecca Morton (New York University)

Guests: Daniel Diermeier (Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University), Guillermina Jasso (New York University) and Mary Rigdon (Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan)

This unit focuses on exploring various methodological strategies for identifying and gaining empirical leverage on causality/causal relations. We will explore strategies ranging from strong imposition of theoretical structure on empirical estimation of well-specified systems (a.k.a., structural modeling) to experimentation (lab, field, and survey) and relatives (like matching methods).

Syllabus (Becky Morton and Jim Granato) (inlcuding Mary Rigdon's readings) (pdf)

Syllabus (Guillermina Jasso) (pdf)

Syllabus (Daniel Diermeier)