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Welcome! I'm Yufan

I'm a PhD candidate from University of Iowa. I study international relations and political methodology with a minor in comparative politics. My research interest includes political violence, global environmental politics, mass movements, information and politics, and political regime. I mainly conduct quantitative research and I'm familiar with conventional econometric methods. I'm also interested in computational social sciences and I use machine learning techniques, especially text analysis in my research. 

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Yufan Yang

PhD Candidate at University of Iowa

Phone:

+1 319-512-8094

Email:
Address:

341 Schaeffer Hall
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1409

Research Area:

International Relations

Political Methodology | Data Science

Comparative Politics

RESEARCH

 
Defence and Peace Economics

Forthcoming

International Interactions

2nd Revise and Resubmit

With Joshua Tschantret and Hoshik Nam

With Joshua Tschantret and Cody Schmidt

Journal of Peace Research

Forthcoming

With Sara Mitchell, Bomi Lee, and Cody Schmidt

What Do We Know About War

Book Chapter

With Sara Mitchell

Journal of Quantitative Description: Digital Media

Revise and Resubmit

Working Paper

Under Review

Dissertation

EDUCATION

 
2017-2022 (Expected)
University of Iowa, IA, United States

Ph.D. in Political Science

2015-2016
King's College London, London, United Kingdom

M.A. in International Development

2011-2015
Fudan University, Shanghai, China

B.S. in Financial Management

CV

 

You can download my CV here

SKILLS

 

Python

R

STATA

Quantitative Methods

Causal Inference

Machine Learning

METHODOLOGY

 
Quantitative Methods
  • Time Series Analysis

  • Network Analysis

  • Survival Analysis

  • Spatial Analysis

  • Bayesian Analysis

Causal Inference
  • Difference-in-Difference Analysis

  • Interrupted Time-series Synthetic Control

  • Propensity Score Matching

Data Science
  • Classification

  • Text Analysis

  • Image Analysis

  • Video Analysis

  • Web Scraping

 
 
TEACHING
Teaching Experience
  • Introduction to International Relations

  • Latin American Politics

  • Introduction to Politics of Race

  • Introduction to Stata

Teaching Interest I
Teaching Interest II
  • Introductory Statistics

  • Introductory Methodology

  • Advanced Methodology

  • Text Analysis

  • Stata

  • Python

  • Introduction to International Relations

  • International and Civil Conflicts

  • Environmental Politics

  • Political Regimes

  • International Organizations

  • International Human Rights