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Economics, Finance and Business, Social Science
Mathematical and Statistical Modeling, Networks, Statistics


The Society for Political Methodology; The Spatial Econometrics Association

Robert J. Franzese Jr.

Professor and Associate Chair

Political Science, LSA

Director Academic Program, Program in International and Comparative Studies, Professor of Political Science, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Research Professor, Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research and Research Professor, Center for Political Studies, Institute for Social Research

Exploring properties of spatial-econometric methods for valid estimation of interdependent processes, i.e., estimation of spatially & spatiotemporally dynamic responses, primarily in political science and political economy applications. Specific applications have included international tax-competition and national tax & other economic policies, U.S. inter-state policy diffusion, the (possibly contagious) spread of intra- and inter-state conflict.