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Design of Instruction

Substantive Units to be Covered

1. Institutions, Bureaucratic Performance, & Political Behavior

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

3. Theoretical & Empirical Models in International Relations

Other Guest Lecturers

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Faculty Affiliates (2001-2004 EITM I-IV)


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Contact: eitm@umich.edu 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.

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models
 (15 June - 12 July , 2003)   

Theoretical & Empirical Models

of International Relations:

(30 June - 5 July, 2003)

Jim Morrow (Michigan) & Curt Signorino (Rochester)

Guests: Ken Schultz (UCLA), Paul Huth (Michigan),

& Kristopher W. Ramsay (Rochester)

Over the last two decades, formal models and statistical methodology have become two of the most dynamic areas of international-relations research. Although each has noticed the other, only rarely have theoretical models explicitly structured statistical analyses. This week aims to forge and strengthen such bonds. It covers the use of formal models to elaborate theories in international relations and how properly to test those models with statistical and other empirical methods. Participants will conduct research projects to build their skills and to illustrate the key issues. 


Lecture Notes:

Morrow 1
Morrow 2
Morrow 3
Morrow 4
Morrow 5

Signorino 1
Signorino 2
Signorino 3
Signorino 4
Signorino 5
Signorino 6


Schultz 1
Schultz 2