Stephen Porter

Stephen Porter is a Professor in the College of Education at North Carolina State University, where he teaches graduate courses in statistics, causal inference, and workflow of data analysis. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Rochester, with a concentration in econometrics.

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Causal inference workshops at Duke

Northwestern University and Duke University are holding our “main” week-long workshop on Research Design for Causal Inference – our 10th annual workshop — at Duke University in Raleigh-Durham.  We invite you to attend.  Our apologies for the length of this message. Main Workshop:  Monday – Friday, August 12-16, 2019 We will also be holding an “Advanced” Workshop the following week: Advanced...

NY Times: College students really are snowflakes

Avoid sending your children to college: besides the racism and rape culture, there is sauce. The bribery scandal has “just highlighted an incredibly dark side of what has become normative, which is making sure that your kid has the best, is exposed to the best, has every advantage — without understanding how disabling that can be,” said Madeline Levine, a psychologist and the author of “Teach...

Japan 2019: Tokyo

We stayed in Shinjuku, which is very big and a little bit crazy.

 
Memory Lane, north of Shinjuku station. It’s now a big tourist spot, which means overpriced food.

We managed a quick side trip to Kamakura.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Nishishinjuku

On the way home

 
 
 
 
 
 

Japan 2019: Tachikawa

Keisuke Honda, our host, took us to a great seafood restaurant in Tachikawa. I forgot to get the name, but it was fantastic.

Japan 2019: Nagoya

We managed to find a great restaurant in Tokyo Station, located above Kitchen Street, outside the Yaesu North Gate. They have computer terminals at each table that you use to order dishes and drinks.

 
 
 
 
 

Greek chief statistician cleared of charges after eight years of hell

It’s astonishing what they put this guy through, just because he revealed how bad their books were. A Greek court acquitted the country’s former statistics chief of faking the budget deficit that deepened the country’s debt crisis, likely ending a marathon prosecution that has drawn widespread international criticism and raised doubts about the objectivity of Greek justice. The Athens...

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BelieveWomen is in a state of legal collapse – due to CA universities

When future historians reflect back on our present moment, it’s entirely possible that liberal California judges, rather than the Trump administration, will get credit for pulling the plug on the progressive experiment of denying basic due-process rights to American male college students. That’s the takeaway from a stunning Los Angeles Times report from late last week. California’s university...

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Political poll response rates down to 6%

The percentage of Americans willing to participate in telephone polls has hit a new low, according to a new report, raising doubts about the continued viability of the phone surveys that have traditionally dominated politics and elections, both in the media and in campaigns. The Pew Research Center reported Wednesday that the response rate for its phone polls last year fell to just 6 percent —...

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Professor and quant guy. Libertarian turned populist Republican. Trying to learn Japanese and play Spanish Baroque music on the ukulele.

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