Kosuke Imai's Curriculum Vitae

 

  Contact Information

Corwin Hall
Department of Politics
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ 08544
Phone: 609-258-6601
Fax: 609-258-1110
Email: kimai at Princeton dot Edu
URL: http://imai.princeton.edu

  Education

Ph.D. in Political Science, Harvard University (1999 - 2003).
A.M. in Statistics, Harvard University (2000 - 2002).
B.A. in Liberal Arts, The University of Tokyo (1994 - 1998).

  Positions

Professor, Department of Politics and Center for Statistics and Machine Learning, Princeton University (2013 - present)
    Director, Program in Statistics and Machine Learning (2013 - present)
    Executive Committee Member, Center for Statistics and Machine Learning (2016 - present)
    Executive Committee Member, Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science (2009 - present)
    Associated Faculty, Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering (2015 - present)
    Affiliated Faculty, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (2003 - present)
Professor of Visiting Status, Graduate Schools of Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo (2016 - present)
Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University (2012 - 2013)
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University (2004 - 2012)
Visiting Researcher, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo (August, 2006)
Instructor, Department of Politics, Princeton University (2003 - 2004)

  Honors and Awards

Vice President and President-elect for the Society of Political Methodology, 2015-2017.
Statistical Software Award for developing statistical software that makes a significant research contribution, for ``mediation: R Package for Causal Mediation Analysis,'' awarded by the Society for Political Methodology (2015).
Outstanding Reviewer Award for Journal of Educaional and Behavioral Statistics, given by the American Educational Research Association (2014).
The Stanley Kelley, Jr. Teaching Award, given by the Department of Politics, Princeton University (2013).
Pi Sigma Alpha Award for the best paper presented at the 2012 Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, for ``Explaining Support for Combatants during Wartime: A Survey Experiment in Afghanistan,'' awarded by the Midwest Political Science Association (2013).
Invited to read ``Experimental Designs for Identifying Causal Mechanisms'' before the Royal Statistical Society Research Section, London (2012).
Inaugural recipient of the Emerging Scholar Award for a young scholar making exceptional contributions to political methodology who is within ten years of their terminal degree, awarded by the Society for Political Methodology (2011).
Political Analysis Editors' Choice Award for an article providing an especially significant contribution to political methodology, for ``Estimation of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects from Randomized Experiments, with Application to the Optimal Planning of the Get-out-the-vote Campaign,'' awarded by the Society for Political Methodology and Oxford University Press (2011).
The Tom Ten Have Memorial Award for the best poster presented at the 2011 Atlantic Causal Inference Conference, for ``Identifying Treatment Effect Heterogeneity through Optimal Classification and Variable Selection,'' awarded by the Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Michigan (2011).
Nominated for the Graduate Mentoring Award, The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning, Princeton University (2010, 2011).
New Hot Paper, for the most-cited paper in the field of Economics & Business in the last two months among papers published in the last year, for ``Misunderstandings among Experimentalists and Observationalists about Causal Inference,'' named by Thomson Reuters' ScienceWatch (2009).
Warren Miller Prize for the best article published in Political Analysis, for ``Matching as Nonparametric Preprocessing for Reducing Model Dependence in Parametric Causal Inference,'' awarded by the Society for Political Methodology and Oxford University Press (2008).
Fast Breaking Paper for the article with the largest percentage increase in citations among those in the top 1% of total citations across the social sciences in the last two years, for ``Matching as Nonparametric Preprocessing for Reducing Model Dependence in Parametric Causal Inference,'' named by Thomson Reuters' ScienceWatch (2008).
Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety Outstanding Reviewer Recognition (2008).
Miyake Award for the best political science article published in 2005, for ``Do Get-Out-The-Vote Calls Reduce Turnout? The Importance of Statistical Methods for Field Experiments,'' awarded by the Japanese Political Science Association (2006).
Toppan Prize for the best dissertation in political science, for Essays on Political Methodology, awarded by Harvard University (2004). Also, nominated for American Political Science Association E.E. Schattschneider Award for the best doctoral dissertation in the field of American government and politics.

  Selected Manuscripts

Ning, Yang, Sida Peng, and Kosuke Imai. ``High Dimensional Propensity Score Estimation via Covariate Balancing.''
Egami, Naoki, and Kosuke Imai. ``Causal Interaction in Factorial Experiments: Application to Conjoint Analysis.''
Imai, Kosuke, and Zhichao Jiang. ``A Sensitivity Analysis for Missing Outcomes under the Matched-Pairs Design.''
Imai, Kosuke, In Song Kim, and Steven Liao. ``Measuring Trade Profiles with Two Billion Observations of Product Trade.''
Imai, Kosuke and In Song Kim. ``When Should We Use Linear Fixed Effects Regression Models for Causal Inference with Longitudinal Data?.''
Imai, Kosuke, Gary King, and Carlos Velasco Rivera. ``Do Nonpartisan Programmatic Policies Have Partisan Electoral Effects? Evidence from Two Large Scale Randomized Experiments.''
Chou, Winston, Kosuke Imai, and Bryn Rosenfeld. ``Sensitive Survey Questions with Auxiliary Information.''
Fan, Jianqing, Kosuke Imai, Han Liu, Yang Ning, and Xiaolin Yang. ``Improving Covariate Balancing Propensity Score: A Doubly Robust and Efficient Approach.''
Chan, K.C.G, K. Imai, S.C.P. Yam, Z. Zhang. ``Efficient Nonparametric Estimation of Causal Mediation Effects.''
Fifield, Benjamin, Michael Higgins, Kosuke Imai, and Alex Tarr. ``A New Automated Redistricting Simulator Using Markov Chain Monte Carlo.''
Fong, Christian, Chad Hazlett, and Kosuke Imai. ``Covariate Balancing Propensity Score for a Continuous Treatment: Application to the Efficacy of Political Advertisements.''
Barber, Michael and Kosuke Imai. ``Estimating Neighborhood Effects on Turnout from Geocoded Voter Registration Records.''
Zhao, Shandong, David A. van Dyk, and Kosuke Imai. ``Propensity-Score Based Methods for Causal Inference in Observational Studies with Fixed Non-Binary Treatments.''
Hirano, Shigeo, Kosuke Imai, Yuki Shiraito, and Masaki Taniguchi. ``Policy Positions in Mixed Member Electoral Systems: Evidence from Japan.''

  Publications in English

     Book

Imai, Kosuke. (2017). Quantitative Social Science: An Introduction. Princeton University Press.

     Refereed Journal Articles

Hirose, Kentaro, Kosuke Imai, and Jason Lyall. (2017). ``Can Civilian Attitudes Predict Insurgent Violence?: Ideology and Insurgent Tactical Choice in Civil War.'' Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 51, No. 1 (January), pp. 47-63. Story by Princeton's communication office.
Imai, Kosuke, James Lo, and Jonathan Olmsted. (2016). ``Fast Estimation of Ideal Points with Massive Data.'' American Political Science Review, Vol. 110, No. 4 (December), pp. 631-656.
Rosenfeld, Bryn, Kosuke Imai, and Jacob Shapiro. (2016). ``An Empirical Validation Study of Popular Survey Methodologies for Sensitive Questions.'' American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 60, No. 3 (July), pp. 783-802.
Imai, Kosuke and Kabir Khanna. (2016). ``Improving Ecological Inference by Predicting Individual Ethnicity from Voter Registration Record.'' Political Analysis, Vol. 24, No. 2 (Spring), pp. 263-272.
Blair, Graeme, Kosuke Imai, and Yang-Yang Zhou. (2015). ``Design and Analysis of the Randomized Response Technique.'' Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 110, No. 511 (September), pp. 1304-1319.
Imai, Kosuke and Marc Ratkovic. (2015). ``Robust Estimation of Inverse Probability Weights for Marginal Structural Models.'' Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 110, No. 511 (September), pp. 1013-1023.
Lyall, Jason, Yuki Shiraito, and Kosuke Imai. (2015). ``Coethnic Bias and Wartime Informing.'' Journal of Politics, Vol. 77, No. 3 (July), p. 833-848.
Imai, Kosuke, Bethany Park, and Kenneth Greene. (2015). ``Using the Predicted Responses from List Experiments as Explanatory Variables in Regression Models.'' Political Analysis, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Spring), pp. 180-196. Translated in Portuguese and Reprinted in Revista Debates Vol. 9, No 1.
Blair, Graeme, Kosuke Imai, and Jason Lyall. (2014). ``Comparing and Combining List and Endorsement Experiments: Evidence from Afghanistan.'' American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 58, No. 4 (October), pp. 1043-1063.
Tingley, Dustin, Teppei Yamamoto, Kentaro Hirose, Luke Keele, and Kosuke Imai. (2014). ``mediation: R Package for Causal Mediation Analysis.'' Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 59, No. 5 (August), pp. 1-38.
Imai, Kosuke and Marc Ratkovic. (2014). ``Covariate Balancing Propensity Score.'' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (Statistical Methodology), Vol. 76, No. 1 (January), pp. 243-263.
Lyall, Jason, Graeme Blair, and Kosuke Imai. (2013). ``Explaining Support for Combatants during Wartime: A Survey Experiment in Afghanistan.'' American Political Science Review, Vol. 107, No. 4 (November), pp. 679-705. Winner of the Pi Sigma Alpha Award.
Imai, Kosuke and Teppei Yamamoto. (2013). ``Identification and Sensitivity Analysis for Multiple Causal Mechanisms: Revisiting Evidence from Framing Experiments.'' Political Analysis, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Spring), pp. 141-171. (lead article)
Imai, Kosuke and Marc Ratkovic. (2013). ``Estimating Treatment Effect Heterogeneity in Randomized Program Evaluation.'' Annals of Applied Statistics, Vol. 7, No. 1 (March), pp. 443-470. Winner of the Tom Ten Have Memorial Award.
Imai, Kosuke, Dustin Tingley, and Teppei Yamamoto. (2013). ``Experimental Designs for Identifying Causal Mechanisms.'' (with discussions) Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 176, No. 1 (January), pp. 5-51. (lead article) Read before the Royal Statistical Society in March 2012.
Imai, Kosuke, and Dustin Tingley. (2012). ``A Statistical Method for Empirical Testing of Competing Theories.'' American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 56, No. 1 (January), pp. 218-236.
Blair, Graeme and Kosuke Imai. (2012). ``Statistical Analysis of List Experiments.'' Political Analysis, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Winter), pp. 47-77.
Imai, Kosuke, Luke Keele, Dustin Tingley, and Teppei Yamamoto. (2011). ``Unpacking the Black Box of Causality: Learning about Causal Mechanisms from Experimental and Observational Studies.'' American Political Science Review, Vol. 105, No. 4 (November), pp. 765-789.
Bullock, Will, Kosuke Imai, and Jacob Shapiro. (2011). ``Statistical Analysis of Endorsement Experiments: Measuring Support for Militant Groups in Pakistan.'' Political Analysis, Vol. 19, No. 4 (Autumn), pp. 363-384. (lead article)
Imai, Kosuke. (2011). ``Multivariate Regression Analysis for the Item Count Technique.'' Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 106, No. 494 (June), pp. 407-416. (featured article)
Ho, Daniel E., Kosuke Imai, Gary King, and Elizabeth Stuart. (2011). ``MatchIt: Nonparametric Preprocessing for Parametric Causal Inference.'' Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 42 (Special Volume on Political Methodology), No. 8 (June), pp. 1-28.
Imai, Kosuke, Ying Lu, and Aaron Strauss. (2011). ``eco: R Package for Ecological Inference in 2 x 2 Tables.'' Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 42 (Special Volume on Political Methodology), No. 5 (June), pp. 1-23.
Imai, Kosuke, and Aaron Strauss. (2011). ``Estimation of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects from Randomized Experiments, with Application to the Optimal Planning of the Get-out-the-vote Campaign.'' Political Analysis, Vol. 19, No. 1 (Winter), pp. 1-19. (lead article). Winner of the Political Analysis Editors' Choice Award.
Imai, Kosuke, Luke Keele, and Dustin Tingley. (2010). ``A General Approach to Causal Mediation Analysis.'' Psychological Methods, Vol. 15, No. 4 (December), pp. 309-334. (lead article).
Imai, Kosuke, and Teppei Yamamoto. (2010). ``Causal Inference with Differential Measurement Error: Nonparametric Identification and Sensitivity Analysis.'' American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 54, No. 2 (April), pp. 543-560.
Imai, Kosuke, Luke Keele, and Teppei Yamamoto. (2010). ``Identification, Inference, and Sensitivity Analysis for Causal Mediation Effects.'' Statistical Science, Vol. 25, No. 1 (February), pp. 51-71.
King, Gary, Emmanuela Gakidou, Kosuke Imai, Jason Lakin, Ryan T. Moore, Clayton Nall, Nirmala Ravishankar, Manett Vargas, Martha María Téllez-Rojo, Juan Eugenio Hernández Ávila, Mauricio Hernández Ávila, and Héctor Hernández Llamas. (2009). ``Public Policy for the Poor? A Randomised Assessment of the Mexican Universal Health Insurance Programme,'' (with a comment) The Lancet, Vol. 373, No. 9673 (April), pp. 1447-1454.
Imai, Kosuke, Gary King, and Clayton Nall. (2009). ``The Essential Role of Pair Matching in Cluster-Randomized Experiments, with Application to the Mexican Universal Health Insurance Evaluation.'' (with discussions and rejoinder) Statistical Science, Vol. 24, No. 1 (February), pp. 29-53.
Imai, Kosuke. (2009). ``Statistical Analysis of Randomized Experiments with Nonignorable Binary Missing Outcomes: An Application to a Voting Experiment.'' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series C (Applied Statistics), Vol. 58, No. 1 (February), pp. 83-104.
Imai, Kosuke, Gary King, and Olivia Lau. (2008).``Toward A Common Framework of Statistical Analysis and Development.'' Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Vol. 17, No. 4 (December), pp. 892-913.
Imai, Kosuke. (2008). ``Variance Identification and Efficiency Analysis in Randomized Experiments under the Matched-Pair Design.'' Statistics in Medicine, Vol. 27, No. 24 (October), pp. 4857-4873.
Ho, Daniel E., and Kosuke Imai. (2008). ``Estimating Causal Effects of Ballot Order from a Randomized Natural Experiment: California Alphabet Lottery, 1978-2002.'' Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 72, No. 2 (Summer), pp. 216-240.
Imai, Kosuke, Gary King, and Elizabeth A. Stuart. (2008). ``Misunderstandings among Experimentalists and Observationalists about Causal Inference.'' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 171, No. 2 (April), pp. 481-502. Reprinted in Field Experiments and their Critics, D. Teele ed. (2013), New Haven: Yale University Press, Forthcoming.
Imai, Kosuke, Ying Lu, and Aaron Strauss. (2008). ``Bayesian and Likelihood Inference for 2 x 2 Ecological Tables: An Incomplete Data Approach.'' Political Analysis, Vol. 16, No. 1 (Winter), pp. 41-69.
Imai, Kosuke. (2008). ``Sharp Bounds on the Causal Effects in Randomized Experiments with ``Truncation-by-Death''.'' Statistics & Probability Letters, Vol. 78, No. 2 (February), pp. 144-149.
Imai, Kosuke, and Samir Soneji. (2007). ``On the Estimation of Disability-Free Life Expectancy: Sullivan's Method and Its Extension.'' Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 102, No. 480 (December), pp. 1199-1211.
Horiuchi, Yusaku, Kosuke Imai, and Naoko Taniguchi. (2007). ``Designing and Analyzing Randomized Experiments: Application to a Japanese Election Survey Experiment.'' American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 51, No. 3 (July), pp. 669-687.
Ho, Daniel E., Kosuke Imai, Gary King, and Elizabeth A. Stuart. (2007). ``Matching as Nonparametric Preprocessing for Reducing Model Dependence in Parametric Causal Inference.'' Political Analysis, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Summer), pp. 199-236. (lead article). Winner of the Warren Miller Prize.
Ho, Daniel E., and Kosuke Imai. (2006). ``Randomization Inference With Natural Experiments: An Analysis of Ballot Effects in the 2003 California Recall Election.'' Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 101, No. 475 (September), pp. 888-900.
Imai, Kosuke, and David A. van Dyk. (2005). ``MNP: R Package for Fitting the Multinomial Probit Model.'' Journal of Statistical Software, Vol. 14, No. 3 (May), pp. 1-32. abstract reprinted in Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, (2005) Vol. 14, No. 3 (September), p. 747
Imai, Kosuke. (2005). ``Do Get-Out-The-Vote Calls Reduce Turnout? The Importance of Statistical Methods for Field Experiments,'' American Political Science Review, Vol. 99, No. 2 (May), pp. 283-300.
Imai, Kosuke, and David A. van Dyk. (2005). ``A Bayesian Analysis of the Multinomial Probit Model Using Marginal Data Augmentation,'' Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 124, No. 2 (February), pp. 311-334.
Imai, Kosuke, and David A. van Dyk. (2004). ``Causal Inference With General Treatment Regimes: Generalizing the Propensity Score,'' Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 99, No. 467 (September), pp. 854-866.
Imai, Kosuke, and Gary King. (2004). ``Did Illegal Overseas Absentee Ballots Decide the 2000 U.S. Presidential Election?'' Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 2, No. 3 (September), pp. 537-549. Our analysis is a part of The New York Times article, ``How Bush Took Florida: Mining the Overseas Absentee Vote'' By David Barstow and Don van Natta Jr. July 15, 2001, Page 1, Column 1.

     Refereed Conference Proceedings

Svyatkovskiy, Alexey, Kosuke Imai, Mary Kroeger, and Yuki Shiraito. (2016). ``Large-scale text processing pipeline with Apache Spark.'' IEEE International Conference on Big Data, Washington, DC, pp. 3928-3935.

     Invited Contributions

de la Cuesta, Brandon and Kosuke Imai. (2016). ``Misunderstandings about the Regression Discontinuity Design in the Study of Close Elections.'' Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 19, pp. 375-396.
Imai, Kosuke, Bethany Park, and Kenneth F. Greene. (2015). ``Usando as respostas previsiveis da abordagem list-experiments como variáveis explicativas em modelos de regressao.'' Revista Debates, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 121-151. First printed in Political Analysis, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Spring).
Imai, Kosuke, Luke Keele, Dustin Tingley, and Teppei Yamamoto. (2014). ``Comment on Pearl: Practical Implications of Theoretical Results for Causal Mediation Analysis.'' Psychological Methods, Vol. 19, No. 4 (December), pp. 482-487.
Imai, Kosuke, Gary King, and Elizabeth A. Stuart. (2014). ``Misunderstandings among Experimentalists and Observationalists about Causal Inference.'' in Field Experiments and their Critics: Essays on the Uses and Abuses of Experimentation in the Social Sciences, D. Teele ed., New Haven: Yale University Press, pp. 196-227. First printed in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 171, No. 2 (April).
Imai, Kosuke, Dustin Tingley, and Teppei Yamamoto. (2013). ``Reply to Discussions of ``Experimental Designs for Identifying Causal Mechanisms.'' Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series A (Statistics in Society), Vol. 176, No. 1 (January), pp. 46-49.
Imai, Kosuke. (2012). ``Comments: Improving Weighting Methods for Causal Mediation Analysis.'' Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 293-295.
Imai, Kosuke. (2011). ``Introduction to the Virtual Issue: Past and Future Research Agenda on Causal Inference.'' Political Analysis, Virtual Issue: Causal Inference and Political Methodology.
Imai, Kosuke, Booil Jo, and Elizabeth A. Stuart. (2011). ``Commentary: Using Potential Outcomes to Understand Causal Mediation Analysis.'' Multivariate Behavioral Research, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp. 842-854.
Imai, Kosuke, Luke Keele, Dustin Tingley, and Teppei Yamamoto. (2010). ``Causal Mediation Analysis Using R,'' in Advances in Social Science Research Using R, H. D. Vinod ed., New York: Springer (Lecture Notes in Statistics), pp. 129-154.
Imai, Kosuke, Gary King, and Clayton Nall. (2009). ``Rejoinder: Matched Pairs and the Future of Cluster-Randomized Experiments.'' Statistical Science, Vol. 24, No. 1 (February), pp. 65-72.

     Other Publications

Goldstein, Daniel, Kosuke Imai, Anja S. Goritz, and Peter M. Gollwitzer. (2008). ``Nudging Turnout: Mere Measurement and Implementation Planning of Intentions to Vote.''
Ho, Daniel E. and Kosuke Imai. (2004). ``The Impact of Partisan Electoral Regulation: Ballot Effects from the California Alphabet Lottery, 1978-2002,'' Princeton Law & Public Affairs Paper No. 04-001: Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 89.
Imai, Kosuke. (2003) ``Essays on Political Methodology,'' Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Imai, Kosuke. (2003) ``Review of Jeff Gill's Bayesian Methods: A Social and Behavioral Sciences Approach,'' The Political Methodologist, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 9-10.
Imai, Kosuke, and Jeremy Weinstein. (2000) ``Measuring the Economic Impact of Civil War,'' Harvard University Center for International Development, Working Paper Series, No. 51.

  Publications in Japanese

Imai, Kosuke. (2007). ``Keiryo Seijigaku niokeru Ingateki Suiron (Causal Inference in Quantitative Political Science).'' Leviathan, Vol. 40, pp. 224-233.
Horiuchi, Yusaku, Kosuke Imai, and Naoko Taniguchi. (2005). ``Seisaku Jyoho to Tohyo Sanka: Field Jikken ni yoru Kensyo (Policy Information and Voter Participation: A Field Experiment).'' Nenpo Seijigaku (The Annals of the Japanese Political Science Association), 2005-I, pp. 161-180.
Taniguchi, Naoko, Yusaku Horiuchi, and Kosuke Imai. (2004). ``Seito Saito no Etsuran ha Tohyo Kodo ni Eikyo Suruka? (Does Visiting Political Pary Websites Influence Voting Behavior?).'' Nikkei Research Report, Vol. IV, pp. 16-19.

  Statistical Software

Khanna, Kabir, and Kosuke Imai. ``wru: Who Are You? Bayesian Predictions of Racial Category Using Surname and Geolocation.'' available through GitHub. 2015.
Fifield, Benjamin, Alexander Tarr, Michael Higgins, and Kosuke Imai. ``redist: Markov Chain Monte Carlo Methods for Redistricting Simulation.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network and the GitHub. 2015.
Imai, Kosuke, James Lo, and Jonathan Olmsted. ``emIRT: EM Algorithms for Estimating Item Response Theory Models.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network and the GitHub. 2015.
Blair, Graeme, Yang-Yang Zhou, and Kosuke Imai. ``rr: Statistical Methods for the Randomized Response Technique.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network and GitHub. 2015.
Fong, Christian, Marc Ratkovic, Chad Hazlett, and Kosuke Imai. ``CBPS: R Package for Covariate Balancing Propensity Score.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network. 2012-2014.
Egami, Naoki, Marc Ratkovic, and Kosuke Imai. ``FintIt: R Package for Finding Heterogeneous Treatment Effects.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network. 2012-2015.
Kim, In Song and Kosuke Imai. ``wfe: Weighted Linear Fixed Effects Regression Models for Causal Infernece.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network. 2011-2012.
Shiraito, Yuki, and Kosuke Imai. ``endorse: R Package for Analyzing Endorsement Experiments.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network and GitHub. 2012-2014.
Blair, Graeme, and Kosuke Imai. ``list: Statistical Methods for the Item Count Technique and List Experiment..'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network and GitHub. 2011-2014.
Tingley, Dustin, Teppei Yamamoto, Kentaro Hirose, Luke Keele, and Kosuke Imai. ``mediation: R Package for Causal Mediation Analysis.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network. 2009-2014. Winner of the Statistical Software Award. Reviewed in Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics
Imai, Kosuke. ``experiment: R Package for Designing and Analyzing Randomized Experiments.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network. 2007.
Ho, Daniel E., Kosuke Imai, Gary King, and Elizabeth Stuart. ``MatchIt: Nonparametric Preprocessing for Parametric Causal Inference.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network. 2005-2013.
Imai, Kosuke, Ying Lu, and Aaron Strauss. ``eco: Ecological Inference in 2 x 2 Tables.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network. 2004-2015.
Imai, Kosuke, and David A. van Dyk. ``MNP: R Package for Fitting the Multinomial Probit Model.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network and GitHub. 2004-2013.
Imai, Kosuke, Gary King, and Olivia Lau. ``Zelig: Everyone's Statistical Software.'' available through The Comprehensive R Archive Network. 2004-2013.

  External Research Grants

     Principal Investigator

National Science Foundation (2016--2019). ``Collaborative Conference Proposal: Support for Conferences and Mentoring of Women and Underrepresented Groups in Political Methodology.'' (Methodology, Measurement and Statistics and Political Science Programs; SES--1628102) Principal Investigator (with Jeffrey Lewis) $ 312,322.
The United States Agency for International Development (2015-2017). ``Unemployment and Insurgent Violence in Afghanistan: Evidence from the Community Development Program.'' (AID-OAA-A-12-00096) Principal Investigator (with Jason Lyall) $188,037.
The United States Institute of Peace (2015-2016). ``Assessing the Links between Economic Interventions and Stability: An impact evaluation of vocational and skills training in Kandahar, Afghanistan,'' Principal Investigator (with David Haines, Jon Kurtz, and Jason Lyall) $144,494.
Amazon Web Services in Education Research Grant (2014). Principal Investigator (with Graeme Blair and Carlos Velasco Rivera) $3,000.
Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) (2013). ``The Origins of Citizen Support for Narcos: An Empirical Investigation,'' Principal Investigator (with Graeme Blair, Fabiana Machado, and Carlos Velasco). $15,000.
The International Growth Centre (2011-2013). ``Poverty, Militancy, and Citizen Demands in Natural Resource-Rich Regions: Randomized Evaluation of the Oil Profits Dividend Plan for the Niger Delta'' (RA-2010-12-013). Principal Investigator (with Graeme Blair). $117,116.
National Science Foundation, (2009-2012). ``Statistical Analysis of Causal Mechanisms: Identification, Inference, and Sensitivity Analysis,'' (Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program and Political Science Program; SES-0918968) Principal Investigator. $97,574.
National Science Foundation, (2009-2011). ``Collaborative Research: The Measurement and Identification of Media Priming Effects in Political Science,'' (Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program and Political Science Program; SES-0849715) Principal Investigator (with Nicholas Valentino). $317,126.
National Science Foundation, (2008-2009). ``New Statistical Methods for Randomized Experiments in Political Science and Public Policy,'' (Political Science Program; SES-0752050) Principal Investigator. $52,565.
National Science Foundation, (2006-2009). ``Collaborative Research: Generalized Propensity Score Methods,'' (Methodology, Measurement and Statistics Program; SES-0550873) Principal Investigator (with Donald B. Rubin and David A. van Dyk). $460,000.
The Telecommunications Advancement Foundation, (2004). ``Analyzing the Effects of Party Webpages on Political Opinions and Voting Behavior,'' Principal Investigator (with Naoko Taniguchi and Yusaku Horiuchi). $12,000.

     Adviser and Statistical Consultant

National Science Foundation (2016-2017). ``Doctoral Dissertation Research: Crossing Africa's Arbitrary Borders: How Refugees Shape National Boundaries by Challenging Them.'' (Political Science Program, SES-1560636). Principal Investigator and Adviser for Co-PI Yang-Yang Zhou's Dissertation Research. $18,900.
Institute of Education Sciences (2012-2014). ``Academic and Behavioral Consequences of Visible Security Measures in Schools'' (R305A120181). Statistical Consultant (Emily Tanner-Smith, Principal Investigator). $351,228.
National Science Foundation (2013-2014). ``Doctoral Dissertation Research: Open Trade for Sale: Lobbying by Productive Exporting Firm'' (Political Science Program, SES-1264090). Principal Investigator and Adviser for Co-PI In Song Kim's Dissertation Research. $22,540.
National Science Foundation (2012-2013). ``Doctoral Dissertation Research: The Politics of Location in Resource Rent Distribution and the Projection of Power in Africa'' (Political Science Program, SES-1260754). Principal Investigator and Adviser for Co-PI Graeme Blair's Dissertation Research. $17,640.

  Selected Conference Presentations

Keynote speaker, Latin American Political Methodology Meeting, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Department of Political Science, scheduled); scheduled.
Keynote speaker, Workshop on Causal Mechanisms, University of Munich (Department of Economics), 2016.
Keynote speaker, The National Quality Registry Research Conference, Stockholm, 2016.
Keynote speaker, The UK-Causal Inference Meeting, University of Bristol (School of Mathematics), 2015.
Keynote speaker, The UP-STAT Conference, the Upstate Chapters of the American Statistical Association, 2015.
Keynote speaker, The Winter Conference in Statistics, Swedish Statistical Society and Umea University (Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics), 2015.
Inaugural invited speaker, The International Methodology Colloquium, Rice University, 2015.
Invited speaker, The International Meeting on Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences, University of Oxford (Nuffield College), 2014.
Keynote speaker, The Annual Meeting of the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science, University of Sydney, 2013.
Keynote speaker, The Graduate Student Conference on Experiments in Interactive Decision Making, Princeton University, 2008.

  Invited Short Courses and Outreach Lectures

Short Course on Causal Inference; Department of Political Science, Rice University, 2009; Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica, 2014.
Short Course on Causal Inference and Identification, Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer Institute - Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago, 2011; Department of Politics, Princeton University, 2012.
Short Course on Covariate Balancing Propensity Score; Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference, Washington DC, Spring 2013; Uppsala University, 2016
Short Course on Causal Mediation Analysis: Summer Graduate Seminar, Istitute of Statistical Mathematics, Tokyo Japan, 2010; Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness Conference, Washington DC, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2015; Inter-American Development Bank, 2012; Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2012; Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton University, 2014; Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2014; EITM Summer Institute, Duke University, 2014; Center for Lifespan Psychology, Max Plunck Institute for Human Development, 2015; School of Communication Research, University of Amsterdam, 2015; Uppsala University, 2016
Short Course on Matching Methods for Causal Inference; Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder, 2009; Duke University, 2013.
Lecture on Statistics and Social Sciences: New Jersey Japanese School, 2011, 2016; Kaisei High School, 2012, 2014; Princeton University (Wilson College), 2012; University of Tokyo, 2014

  Invited Seminars (Recent Years Only)

2017 Columbia University (Political Science); Harvard University (Institute for Quantitative Social Science); Gakusyuin University (Faculty of Law, scheduled); New York University (Center for Data Science, cancelled); Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Department of Political Science, scheduled); Rutgers University (School of Public Affairs and Administration, scheduled); Stanford University (Political Science); Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Division of Social Science, scheduled); University of Macau (Government and Public Administration, scheduled); University of Mannheim (Economics, scheduled); University of North Carolina (Biostatistics); University of Sydney (Asian Political Methodology Conference); University of Washington (Biostatistics; Center for Statistics and Social Sciences); Yokohama City University (Economics, scheduled)
2016 Duke University (Statistical Science); Harvard University/Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Causal Inference and Machine Learning Workshop); Institute of Statistical Mathematics (Causal Inference Workshop); Keio University (Political Science); Osaka University (Economics); Rice University (Political Science); Stanford University (Graduate School of Business; Political Science); Tsinghua University (Department of International Relations); University of California, Davis (Political Science); University of California, San Diego (Political Science); University of Chicago (Booth Business School); University of Munich (Economics); University of Tokyo (Faculty of Law); Uppsala University (Health Economic Forum; National Quality Registry Research Conference); Washington University, St. Louis (Political Science); Yokohama City University (Economics)
2015 Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Asian Political Methodology Conference); Carnegie Mellon University (Statistics); College of Williams and Mary (Department of Economics); Doshisha University (Faculty of Law); Georgetown University (McCourt School of Public Policy); Johns Hopkins University (Biostatistics); Joint Statistical Meetings (Invited panel); Keio University (Faculty of Law); Max Plunck Institute for Human Development (Center for Lifespan Psychology); Nuffield Foundation (Q-Step Programme); Princeton University (Operations Research and Financial Engineering; McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning); Rice University (International Methods Colloquium); Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (Washington D.C.); The Upstate Chapters of the American Statistical Association (Rochester); Umea University (Statistics); University of Amsterdam (School of Communication Research); University of Bristol (School of Mathematics); University of California, Los Angeles (Experiments in Governance and Politics Conference); University of Michigan (Interdisciplinary Seminar in Quantitative Methods); University of Strathclyde (School of Government and Public Policy); Waseda University (School of Political Science and Economics)
2014 Academia Sinica, (Institute of Political Science); American Constitution Society for Law & Policy (Washington D.C.); Columbia University Medical Center (Psychiatry); Dartmouth College (Government); Duke University (Political Science; Invited panel for International Society of New Institutional Economics, Duke Law School); Joint Statistical Meetings (Invited panel for Health Policy Statistics Section); McGill University (Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship); Microsoft Research New York (Computational Social Science); Princeton University (Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Fellowship of Woodrow Wilson Scholars, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning); Rutgers University (Biostatistics and Statistics); Tokyo Institute of Technology (Asian Political Methodology Meeting); Universite de Montreal (Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship); Universite Laval (Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship); University of Chicago (School of Law); University of Georgia (The Society of Political Methodology Summer Meeting); University of Oxford (International Meeting in Experimental and Behavioral Social Sciences); University of Pennsylvania (Graduate School of Education); University of Tokyo (College of Liberal Arts, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies)

  Conferences Organized

The First Asian Political Methodology Meeting (January 2014; co-organizer)
The Experimental Research Workshop (September 2012; co-organizer)
The 12th World Meeting of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis (June 2012; a member of the organizing committee)
Conference on Causal Inference and the Study of Conflict and State Building (May 2012; organizer)
The 28th Annual Society for Political Methodology Summer Meeting (July 2011; host)
Conference on New Methodologies and their Applications in Comparative Politics and International Relations (February 2011; co-organizer)

  Teaching

     Graduate Courses

POL 502 Mathematics for Political Science: real analysis, linear algebra, calculus.
POL 571 Quantitative Analysis I: probability theory, statistical theory, linear models.
POL 572 Quantitative Analysis II: intermediate applied statistics.
POL 573 Quantitative Analysis III: advanced applied statistics.
POL 574 Quantitative Analysis IV: advanced applied statistics with various topics including Bayesian statistis and causal inference.
Reading courses basic mathematical probability and statistics, applied Bayesian statistics, spatial statistics.

     Undergraduate Courses

POL 245 Visualizing Data: Exploratory data analysis, Graphical statistics, Data visualization
POL 345 Quantitative Analysis and Politics: a first course in quantitative social science
POL 451 Statistical Methods in Political Science: basic probability and statistical theory, their applications in the social sciences.

  Advising

     Current Students

Munji Choi (Ph.D. Student)
Winston Chou (Ph.D. Student)
Brandon de la Cuesta (Ph.D. Student)
Naoki Egami (Ph.D. Student)
Ted Enamorado (Ph.D. Student)
Benjamin Fifield (Ph.D. Student)
Romain Ferrali (Ph.D. Student)
Asya Magazinnik (Ph.D. Student)
Julia Morse (Ph.D. Student, Woodrow Wilson School). To be Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, followed by Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Tyler Pratt (Ph.D. Student)
Yuki Shiraito (Ph.D. Student). To be Postdoctoral Fellow, Quantitative Social Science Program, Dartmouth College, followed by Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, the University of Michigan.
Alex Tarr (Ph.D. Student, Department of Electrical Engineering)
Erik Wang (Ph.D. Student)
Yang-Yang Zhou (Ph.D. Student)

     Current Predocs and Postdocs

Zhichao Jiang (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Adeline Lo (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Yunkyu Sohn (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Xiaolin Yang (Postdoctoral Fellow, Joint with Jianqing Fan)

     Former Students

Carlos Velasco Rivera (Ph.D. in 2016, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Research Fellow, The Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
Gabriel Lopez Moctezuma (Ph.D. in 2016, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale University, followed by Assistant Professor, Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology
Graeme Blair (Ph.D. in 2016, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Jaquilyn R Waddell Boie (Ph.D. in 2015, Department of Politics, Princeton University)
Scott Abramson (Ph.D. in 2014, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Rochester
Michael Barber (Ph.D. in 2014, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Brigham Young University
In Song Kim (Ph.D. in 2014, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alex Ruder (Ph.D. in 2014, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina
Meredith Wilf (Ph.D. in 2014, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, The University of Pittsburgh
Sean Gerrish (Ph.D. in 2013, Department of Computer Science, Princeton University). Data Scientist, Google
Will Bullock (Ph.D. candidate, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Data Scientist, Facebook
Teppei Yamamoto (Ph.D. in 2011, Department of Politics, Princeton University; Dissertation Committee Chair). Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dustin Tingley (Ph.D. in 2010, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University
Aaron Strauss (Ph.D. in 2009, Department of Politics, Princeton University). Executive Director, Analyst Institute
Samir Soneji (Ph.D. in 2008, Office of Population Research, Princeton University; Dissertation Committee Chair). Assistant Professor, Dartmouth Medical School
Ying Lu (Ph.D. in 2005, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Dissertation Committee Chair). Assistant Professor, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

     Former Predocs and Postdocs

Santiago Olivella (Postdoctoral Fellow in 2015-2016). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Derew Dimmery (Predoctoral Fellow in 2015-2016). Data Scientist, Facebook
James Lo (Postdoctoral Fellow in 2014-2016). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California
Steven Liao (Predoctoral Fellow in 2014-2015). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, Riverside
Michael Higgins (Postdoctoral Fellow in 2013-2015). Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Kansas State University
Kentaro Hirose (Postdoctoral Fellow in 2012-2015) Assistant Professor, Waseda Institute for Advanced Studies
Chad Hazlett (Predoctoral Fellow in 2013-2014). Assistant Professor, Departments of Political Science and Statistics, University of California, Los Angeles
Florian Hollenbach (Predoctoral Fellow in 2013-2014). Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas A&M University
Marc Ratkovic (Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellow in 2010-2012). Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University.

  Editorial and Referee Service

Series editor for SAGE Innovations in Research Methods (2016-present).
Co-editor for Journal of Causal Inference (2014-present).
Associate editor for American Journal of Political Science (2014-present), Journal of Business & Economic Statistics (2015-2018), Journal of Causal Inference (2011-2014), Journal of Experimental Political Science (2013-present), Observational Studies (2014-present), Political Analysis (2014-present).
Editorial board member for Asian Journal of Comparative Politics (2014 - present), Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics (2011 - present), Journal of Politics (2007 - 2008), Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness (2014 - present), Political Analysis (2010 - 2013).
Guest editor for Political Analysis virtual issue on causal inference (2011).
Referee for American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Journal of Evaluation, American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, American Politics Research, Annals of Applied Statistics, Annals of Statistics, Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, Biometrics, Biometrika, Biostatistics, BMC Medical Research Methodology, British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, British Journal of Political Science , Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, Child Development, Communications for Statistical Applications and Methods, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, Econometrica, Econometrics, Electoral Studies, Empirical Economics, Environmental Management, Epidemiology, European Union Politics, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, International Journal of Biostatistics, International Journal of Epidemiology International Journal of Public Opinion Research, International Migration Review, John Wiley & Sons, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Applied Statistics, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Causal Inference, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Journal of Official Statistics, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Journal of Statistical Software, Journal of the American Statistical Association (Case Studies and Applications; Theory and Methods), Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Journal of the Japan Statistical Society, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society (Series A; Series B; Series C), Law & Social Inquiry, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Management Science, Multivariate Behavioral Research, National Science Foundation (Economics; Methodology, Measurement, Statistics; Political Science), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, NeuroImage, Osteoporosis International, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, Pharmaceutical Statistics, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, PLOS One, Policy and Internet, Political Analysis, Political Behavior, Political Communication, Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Population Health Metrics, Population Studies, Prevention Science, Princeton University Press, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Psychological Methods, Psychometrika, Public Opinion Quarterly, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Review of Economics and Statistics, Routledge, Sage Publications, Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, Science, Springer, Sociological Methodology, Statistical Methodology, Statistical Methods and Applications, Statistical Methods in Medical Research, Statistical Science, Statistica Sinica, Sociological Methods & Research, Statistics & Probability Letters, Statistics in Medicine, Systems Biology, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Value in Health, World Politics.

  University and Departmental Committees

  University

Executive Committee Member, Program in Statistics and Machine Learning (2013-present)
Executive Committee Member, Committee for Statistical Studies (2011-present)
Member, Organizing Committee, Retreat on Data and Information Science at Prince- ton (2016)
Member, Council of the Princeton University Community (2015)
Member, Search Committee for the Dean of College (2015)
Member, Committee on the Library and Computing (2013-2016)
Member, Committee on the Fund for Experimental Social Science (2013-present)
Member, Personally Identifiable Research Data Group (2012-present)
Member, Research Computing Advisory Group (2013-present)
Member, Task Force on Statistics and Machine Learning (2014-2015)

  Department

Chair, Department Research and Computing Committee (2012-present)
Chair, Formal and Quantitative Methods Junior Search Committee (2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2016-2017)
Chair, Reappointment Committee (2015-2016)
Member, Diversity Initiative Committee (2014-2015)
Member, American Politics Junior Search Committee (2012-2014)
Member, Department Chair's Advisery Committee (2010-2013, 2015-2016)
Member, Department Priority Committee (2012-2013, 2014-2015, 2016-2017)
Member, Formal and Quantitative Methods Curriculum Committee (2005-2006)
Member, Formal and Quantitative Methods Junior Search Committee (2009-2010, 2015-2016)
Member, Formal and Quantitative Methods Postdoc Search Committee (2009-current)
Member, Graduate Admissions Committee (2012-2013)
Member, Reappointment Committee (2014-2016)
Member, Space Committee (2014-2016)
Member, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2014-2015)
Member, Undergraduate Exam Committee (2007-2008)
Member, Undergraduate Thesis Prize Committee (2005-2006, 2008-2011)

  Department

Executive Committee Member (2016-present)
Member, Search Committee (2015-2017)

  Services to the Professional Societies

     National Academy of Science

Committee on National Statistics, Panel on the Review and Evaluation of the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation Content and Design (2014)

     The Society for Political Methodology

Vice President and President-elect (2015-2017)
Annual Meeting Committee, Chair (2011)
Career Award Committee, Member (2015-2017)
Program Committee for Annual Meeting (2012), Chair (2011)
Graduate Student Selection Committee for the Annual Meeting (2005), Chair (2011)
Statistical Software Award Committee (2009, 2010)
Emerging Scholar Award Committee (2013)

     American Statistical Association

Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics Management Committee (2016-2018)

  Memberships

American Political Science Association;  American Statistical Association;  Midwest Political Science Association;  The Society for Political Methodology.

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