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Kaplan to serve as visiting researcher at Luxembourg Institute for Social and Economic Research

September 25, 2018

UW-Madison’s David Kaplan will be spending two weeks in January as a visiting researcher at the Luxembourg Institute for Social and Economic Research (LISER).

Kaplan is the Patricia Busk Professor of Quantitative Methods with the School of Education’s No. 1-ranked Department of Educational Psychology.

According to the institute’s website, “LISER is an independent institute for social and economic research addressing policy relevant issues based on state-of-the-art scientific methodology. The institute is committed to become a key player for evidence-based policy advice both on the national and the European level. Therefore, the institute is engaged in developing tools for quantitative and qualitative policy analysis serving for causal ex-post evaluation as well as for model based ex-ante impact assessment of policy interventions.”

During his time at LISER, Kaplan will be presenting his recent work on Bayesian approaches to estimating country-level trajectories in educational outcomes and collaborating on multiple LISER-based projects.

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