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Economics, Global Development, Policy Research, Political Science, Social Sciences
Dynamical Models, Econometrics, Network Analysis, Spatio-Temporal Data Analysis, Statistical Inference, Statistical Modeling, Statistics


The Society for Political Methodology; The Spatial Econometrics Association

Robert J. Franzese Jr.

Professor and Associate Chair

Political Science, LSA

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.