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DSS lab consultation schedule
(Monday-Friday)
Sep 4-Nov 3By appt. here
Nov 4-Dec 12Walk-in, 2-5 pm*
Dec 15-Jan 31By appt. here
Feb 2-May 3Walk-in, 1-5 pm*
May 4-May 12Walk-in, 2-5 pm*
May 13-Sep 3By appt.
For quick questions email data@princeton.edu.
*No appts. necessary during walk-in hrs.
Note: the DSS lab is open as long as Firestone is open, no appointments necessary to use the lab computers for your own analysis.

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Consultants

The following is a list of statistical consultants who can help you in downloading, formatting, reshaping, or analyzing data when you come to the DSS lab. If you have specific questions, you may send emails to data@princeton.edu

If you need assistance in identifying and locating data, contact a subject specialist.

Full time consultants

Ofira Schwartz-Soicher

Email:oschwart@princeton.edu
Office:Firestone Library, A12.F2
Background:Ofira has a BSc in Nutrition from Hebrew University, an MBA from Rider University, and a PhD in Social Work from Columbia University. Joined DSS January 2014.
Languages:Hebrew, English

Oscar Torres-Reyna

Email:otorres@princeton.edu
Office:Firestone Library, A12.F1
Expertise:
  • Research methodology
  • Quantitative analysis
  • Political science/Politics
  • Public opinion
  • Public policy
  • Economics
Background:Bringing now over twenty years of work/research experience in public, private and academic sectors, Oscar has a BA in economics from the School of Economics/UNAM (Mexico) and a diploma in applied statistics from ITAM (Mexico). With a strong focus on quantitative analysis, he also has a masters in public administration, and an MPhil. and PhD in political science from Columbia University. Joined DSS May 2007.
Languages:Spanish, English

Graduate student consultants

Alex Bolton

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • US politics
  • Panel data
  • Duration analysis
Software:
  • Stata
  • R
Background:Alex is a PhD student in the department of politics, focusing on the presidency and political control of the bureaucracy. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Languages:English

Gabriel Tenorio

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Macroeconomic modeling
  • TIme series analysis
  • Panel data
Software:
  • Stata
  • R
Background:Gabriel is a PhD student in the department of economics. He specializes in international macroeconomics, currently studying the interaction between banking crises and sovereign default. He holds a B.A. degree in economics from ITAM (Mexico), and he has worked in public finance consulting before coming to graduate school.
Languages:Spanish, English

Jean Nava

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Immigration
  • Text Analysis
Software:
  • Stata
  • R
Background:Jean is a PhD student in the department of sociology. His focus is on media depiction and identity construction of Latinos, specifically in newspapers. He holds degrees in Sociology, Economics, and Statistics from The University of Texas at Austin.
Languages:English, Spanish

Joan Ricart-Huguet

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Comparative Politics, Political Economy, International Relations
  • Experimental social science
  • Research methodology
Software:
  • Stata
  • R
Background:Joan Ricart-Huguet is a PhD candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton. Prior to starting his PhD, he obtained an MA in Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences from Columbia University as a recipient of la Caixa Graduate Fellowship. He also holds a BA in Political Science from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). His academic interests include the effects of colonialism on political representation and elite formation, the role of culture in shaping identity and socioeconomic outcomes and decentralization as well as quantitative and experimental methods.
Languages:Catalan, French, English, Spanish

Jorge Alvarez

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Economic development
  • Macroeconomic modeling
  • Inequality and poverty measurement
Software:
  • Stata
  • Matlab
Background:Jorge is a PhD student in the economics department focusing on macroeconomic theory and development. He holds a BA in economics from Harvard University and has worked on public policy research in Latin America.
Languages:English, Spanish, Portuguese
This page was last updated on April 5, 2010