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DSS lab consultation schedule
(Monday-Friday)
Sep 1-Nov 3By appt. here
Nov 6-Dec 15Walk-in, 2-5 pm*
Dec 18-Feb 2By appt. here
Feb 5-May 4Walk-in, 1-5 pm*
May 7-May 15Walk-in, 2-5 pm*
May 16-Aug 31By appt. here
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 over twenty five 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

Michael Kistner

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Legislative Politics
  • State Politics
  • Campaign Finance
  • Applied Bayesian Statistics
Software:
  • R
  • Python
Background:Michael Kistner is a PhD candidate in the Politics Department and part of the Joint Degree Program in Social Policy here at Princeton. His research focuses on better understanding the linkages between money in politics, polarization of politicians, and power in legislatures, as well as developing improved econometric modeling tools for modeling latent district partisanship and interparty competition in the states. Prior to beginning his PhD, he obtained a BA in political science at Illinois Wesleyan University.
Languages:English

Mauricio Matsumoto

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics
Software:
  • R
  • Stata
  • Matlab
Background:Mauricio Matsumoto is a graduate student in the Department of Economics at Princeton. He is interested in the empirical work at the intersection of Public Finance and Development Economics. Prior to Princeton, he obtained an MS in Economics from the University of Sao Paulo, and a Master in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lyon. He also holds a BS in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo.
Languages:Portuguese, French, English, Spanish

Shumiao Ouyang

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Pricing
  • Venture Capital
Software:
  • R
  • Stata
Background:Shumiao Ouyang is a graduate student in the Department of Economics at Princeton.Prior to PhD, he worked as a research fellow in finance at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He has a BS in life sciences and a BA in economics from Tsinghua University. He obtained an MA in finance from the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. Shumiao is interested in empirical research related to corporate finance, macro-finance and innovation.
Languages:English, Chinese

In Young Park

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Political Economy
  • International Relations
Software:
  • R
  • Stata
Background:In Young Park is a PhD candidate in the Politics Department at Princeton. In Young uses game-theoretic and econometric tools to model and test under what circumstances incomplete contracts are effectively enforced under uncertainty at individual, group, and nation-state levels. Prior to PhD, she obtained an MA in East Asian Regional Studies at Harvard on the Harvard-Yenching Fellowship, and received her BA in International Studies from Ewha Women's University, South Korea.
Languages:English, Korean, Japanese, Chinese

Joan Ricart-Huguet

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Comparative Politics
  • Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • Experimental social science
  • Research methodology
Software:
  • R
  • Stata
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

Jose Maria Rodriguez Valadez

Office:Firestone Library, DSS lab, A-12-G
Expertise:
  • Comparative Politics
  • Redistributive Politics
  • Political Economy of Development
Software:
  • R
  • Stata
Background:Jose Maria is a PhD candidate in the Politics Department and part of the Joint Degree Program in Social Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School. His broad research covers topics on politics of redistribution, social policy and spatial inequalities. Prior to Princeton, Jose Maria obtained a BA in Economics from ITAM, in Mexico City.
Languages:English, Spanish
This page was last updated on April 5, 2010