Affiliated Faculty

Stéphane Bonhomme

Professor in Economics and the College; Managing Editor, Review of Economic Studies; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Bonhomme is a  Professor in Economics and the College; Managing Editor for the Review of Economic Studies; and Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program.  His research interests include: microeconometrics and econometric theory, with a special interest in latent variable modeling and panel data; and labor economics.  He completed his PhD at CREST and Université Paris I, under the supervision of Jean-Marc Robin.  For more information, visit his homepage


John Cacioppo

Tiffany & Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Psychology; Director, Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience; Director, Social Psychology Doctoral Program; Director, Social Neuroscience Laboratory; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Cacioppo is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor at The University of Chicago; the Director of the University of Chicago Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience; and the Founding Director of the Arete Initiative of the Office of the Vice President for Research and National Laboratories at the University of Chicago. His research interests include a focus on emergent structures and mechanisms and their effect on cognition, emotion, behavior, and health—an approach that, in 1992, he termed social neuroscience For more information, visit his homepage.


Magne Mogstad

Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Mogstad is Magne Mogstad has been named the first Gary S. Becker Professor in Economics and the College. Mogstad has made highly original contributions to large questions in labor and public economics. He has created novel interventions to difficult questions on a broad range of topics, such as peer effects on welfare programs, intergenerational outcomes of childcare and education programs, and productivity effects of technological change. In addition, Mogstad’s methodological innovations can be applied across the field of economics. His research interests include: labor economics; public economics; and analysis of social mobility and inequality. He has published articles in journals that include the American Economic ReviewReview of Economic StudiesAmerican Economic Journal: Applied EconomicsAmerican Economic Journal: Economic Policy, and Journal of Public Economics. He is an associate editor of the Economic Journal. For more information, visit his homepage.


Anna Mueller

Assistant Professor, Department of Comparative Human Development and the College; Research Associate, Population Research Center; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Mueller is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the College; a Research Associate for the Population Research Center; and Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program.  Her research examines how social relationships and social contexts shape adolescent health and wellbeing over the transition to adulthood. Her conceptual research interests are matched by her methodological interests in social network analysis, multi-level modeling, and in-depth qualitative case studies of adolescent societies. Her current work examines (1) the mechanisms behind the diffusion of suicidality through social ties in adolescence and (2) the cultural and structural forces that perpetuate suicide clusters and generate suicide “hotspots.” For more information, visit her homepage.


John W. Patty

Professor of Political Science; Co-editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Patty is a Professor of Political Science; the Co-editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics; and Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program.  His research focuses on mathematical models of political institutions.  He has substantive interests include the US Congress, the federal bureaucracy, American political development, and democratic theory.  His work has been published in American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Economics & Politics, Electoral Studies, Games & Economic Behavior, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Mathematical & Computer Modelling, Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, Political Science Research and MethodsPublic Choice, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and Social Choice & Welfare. For more information, visit his homepage.


James T. Sparrow

Associate Professor of United States History and the College; Master, Social Sciences Collegiate Division; Associate Dean, College; Deputy Dean, Social Sciences Division; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Sparrow is an Associate Professor of United States History; Associate Dean in the College; Deputy Dean in the Social Sciences Division; and Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program.  His research and teaching focus is on the state and social citizenship in the modern United States. He is especially interested in national political culture and its formation within specific social, cultural, and institutional contexts. His first book,Warfare State, is a history of the social politics of the national state as its foundations shifted from welfare to warfare during World War II. For more information, visit his homepage.


Alessandra Voena

Assistant Professor in Economics and the College; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Voena is an Assistant Professor in Economics and Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program.  As an applied microeconomist, working primarily in labor economics, her focus is on two broadly-defined areas. The first is the economics of the family, and studies how intra-household decision making affects economic behavior. The second is the economics of science and innovation, and examines what skills and circumstances help workers to produce new inventions.  For more information, visit her homepage.


Daniel Yurovsky

Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the Communication and Learning Lab; Affiliated Faculty, Masters in Computational Social Science Program

Dr. Yurovsky came to UChicago in the fall of 2016 as an assistant professor of Psychology and director of the Communication and Learning Lab. He is also  Affiliated Faculty for the Masters in Computational Social Science Program.  He was previously a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University working with Mike Frank. His interests include how children’s rapid language acquisition emerges from the interaction of their learning mechanisms and the structure of their learning environments. His work combines behavioral and computational analysis of infants’, children’s, and adults’ learning mechanisms with corpus analyses of the language children hear and the world they see. For more information, please visit his homepage.

 


Rick Evans

Senior Lecturer in Computational Social Science; Fellow at the Becker Friedman Institute

(773) 702-9169
5757 S. University Avenue, Saieh Hall 250

Dr. Evans came to UChicago in the fall of 2016 as a Senior Lecturer for the Masters of Computational Social Science Program and Fellow for the Becker Friedman Institute. Dr. Evans specializes in macroecononomics, public economics, computational economics, and international macroeconomics. Rick was the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the BYU Macroeconomics and Computational Laboratory and one of the original nine members of the Utah Economic Council. ​Rick is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Utah, a chapter of the National Association of Business Economics. Aside from his educational experience, Rick began his economic career as a Research Economist at Thredgold Economic Associates in Salt Lake City, providing state and national economic analysis for Zions Bank and their operations in eight western states. He has also spent time as a researcher at the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and as an economic consultant. Rick has most recently partnered with the Open Source Policy Center at the American Enterprise Institute in building its large-scale macroeconomic model for dynamic scoring and integrating it with the microsimulation static scoring model. For more information, please visit his homepage​. 


Benjamin Soltoff

Lecturer in Computational Social Science

(773) 702-9360
5757 S. University Avenue, Saieh Hall 249

Dr. Soltoff came to UChicago in the fall of 2016 as a lecturer in the Computational Social Science program.  He is a political scientist with concentrations in American government, political methodology, and law and courts. Additionally, he has training and experience in data science, big data analytics, and policy evaluation.  He completed his BA in political science at James Madison University and both his MA and PhD at Pennsylvania State University. For more information, visit his homepage.