QMSS encourages its students to actively engage in the scholarly community through publications and conference presentations.  This may include publishing or presenting research done for their Master's Thesis, or research conducted with professors through the QMSS Research Assistantship program. Listed below is a selection of recent student publications and presentations.

Current students can learn more about QMSS support for student presentations here

Recent Work

Cesar Eduardo Montiel Olea

Cesar Eduardo Montiel Olea currently works in the Inter-American Development Bank in D.C., where he specializes in data analytics and impact evaluation on urban and rural development and natural resources. He majored in Political Science at ITAM in Mexico City and he also holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from NYU. In the past, he worked in Mexico’s public sector as well as a research assistant in NYU and Harvard University.

Larreguy, H., Montiel Olea, C. E., & Querubin, P. (2017). Political Brokers: Partisans or Agents? Evidence from the Mexican Teachers' Union. American Journal of Political Science, 61(4), 877-891.

You can view the working paper HERE.

You can view the published paper HERE.

Yijia Zhou & Laura Uguccioni

Yijia's and Laura's workt with the The Urban Design Lab at Columbia University, has won the m a best poster presentation at the 2017 Data Science Day. The "Next Generation Cognitive Mapping of New York City" project uses geolocated Twitter data to understand public space usage in urban cities, and we specifically focus on the potential interaction of green space with people's thoughts and emotions: what are people tweeting about when they are in parks like Bryant Park and Washington Square Park? How do they feel? We hope eventually we can offer well-founded advice to improve people's experience at parks and other public spaces. You can read more about the Urban Design Lab's work HERE.

Motzny, A., Tao, Y., Uguccioni , L., & Zhou, L. (2017, April). Next Generation Cognitive Mapping of New York City. Poster presented at Columbia University Data Science Day, New York City, NY.

Amanda Gates

In this exploratory study, we examined the influence of traditional masculinity ideology on adults’ perceptions of a homophobic slur among youth. Participants were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 vignettes describing an incident in which a 5, 10, or 15-year-old boy overhears the word “fag.” Participants then answered questions regarding the acceptability of the word, likelihood of use, and likelihood of intervention by teachers and peers. They also completed the Male Role Norms Inventory–Short Form (MRNI-SF; Levant, Hall, & Rankin, 2013). Age of boys in the scenario affected participants’ perception of likelihood to happen and sexual orientation of participant affected intervention expectations. Novel to the study, results indicated that MRNI-SF scores significantly influenced the acceptability of the use of the word “fag,” as well as whether participants thought the teacher and peers should intervene. These findings strengthen literature suggesting a connection between endorsement of traditional masculinity ideology and homophobia. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Rosenberg, A., Gates, A., Richmond, K., & Sinno, S. (2016). It’s Not a Joke: Masculinity Ideology and Homophobic Language. Chicago, IL.

Previous Publications

Melendez Martinez, A., and Campos Vazquez, R. M. (2013). Una estimacion semiparametrica de las pautas de consume e ingreso a lo largo del ciclo de vida para Mexico  (A semiparametric estimation of consumption and income over the life-cycle in Mexico). El Trimestre Economico. vol. LXXX (4), núm. 320, octubre-diciembre de 2013, p. 805-840.

Koide, N., A. Robertson, A. Ines, J. Qian, D. DeWitt, and A. Lucero (2012). Prediction of Rice Production in the Philippines using Seasonal Climate. Forecasts. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol. doi:10.1175/JAMC-D-11-0254.1.
Windawi, Jason (2011). Hunger, risk and financial markets: A study of the food crisis of 2008. Presented at the Conference of Globalization and Socio-Economic Development for the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics.

Kugelmass, H., and Ready, D.D. (2011). Racial/ethnic disparities in collegiate cognitive gains: A multilevel analysis of institutional influences on learning and its equitable distribution. Research in Higher Education, 52(4).

Ferguson, J.L., and Ready, D.D. (2011). Expanding notions of social reproduction: Grandparents' educational attainment and grandchildren's cognitive skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Christensen, L.J., Parsons, H., and Jason Fairbourne (2009). Building entrepreneurship in subsistence markets: Microfranchising as an employment incubator. Journal of Business Research.

Messina, Nena P., Marinelli-Casey, P., Hillhouse, Maureen, Ang, Alfonso, Hunter Jeremy, and Richard Rawson (2008). Childhood adverse events and health outcomes among methamphetamine-dependent men and women. International Journal of Mental Health Addiction v6 (4). 

Chu, Y., Diamond, L., Nathan, A.J., and Doh Chull Shin (2008). How East Asians View Democracy. Columbia University Press: New York, NY. (student Takayoshi Wiesner helped Dr. Nathan as a research assistant for this book). 

Gelman, A. and Cai, C.J. (2006 working paper). Should Democrats move to the left on economic policy?Awarded  "Best of the Annals of Applied Statistics" at the Joint Statistical Meetings 2008 in Denver, CO. 

Lu, Shuye (2013) Abusive supervision, thriving, and counter-productive work behavior: the moderating role of positive effect. Southern Management Association. New Orleans, LA.

Op den Bosch, Saskia (2013). The Early Cognitive Environment: Influence on young children's exercise and nutrition practices. Presented at the Biennial Meeting for Society for Research in Child Development in Seattle, WA. 

Chen, Jeffrey C. (2011). Closure, Remediation and Maturation: The Case of Freshkills Landfill. Submitted for the 2011 annual meeting of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (June ‑July 2011) 

Koide, Naohisa (2010). Assessment of predictability of Philippine rice production with climate information.Presented at the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, CA. 

Dun Jia (Calvin) (2010). What is beyond the purported inflation targeting for monetary policy, crisis, or stabilization? The econometric estimation of the Swedish Central Bank's Interest Rate Operation Rule. Presented at the Costa Rica Global Conference on Business and Finance.

Ricart-Huguet, Joan (2010).  New opportunities, new challenges: The CSES & EES data sets. Attended at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting.

Porter, Daniel (2009). Do hitters and pitchers vary in their sensitivities to changes in the quality of opposition?Presented at the New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports in Cambridge, MA.  

Rader, Kelly (2009). Dirty pool revisited: Applying randomization tests to the ‘Democratic Trade' hypothesis.Presented at the American Political Science Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Mamedova, Saida (2009). Educated unemployed: Story of mismatched resources, agendas, and aspirations. Presented at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) Conference in Charleston, SC.

O'Neil, Meghan (2009). Children's habitual disposition: A comparison of career mother families versus non-career mother families. Presented at the Eastern Sociological Society in Baltimore, MD. 

Mara, Valentina (2008). Global patterns of urbanization vis-à-vis ecosystems. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Boston, MA.

Kwon, Min-A (2008). The effect of ‘Second Life' on consumer behavior in the ‘Real World'. Presented at the27th Annual Advertising and Consumer Psychology Conference in Philadelphia, PA.

Amirapu, Amrit (2008). Social norms, rule of law, and gender reality. Presented at the Society for Empirical Legal Studies Conference at Cornell University Law School, Ithaca, NY.

Levine, Aaron (2007). The interpersonal implications of focalism in the evaluation of decisions. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. 

Chowdhury, Rumman (2007). Tar and taxes: Investigating state allocations of tobacco settlement funds. Presented at the Midwest Political Science Meetings

Parsons, Helen (2007). Entrepreneurship versus micro-franchising: A baseline study of small business owners and Fanmilk vendors in Accra, Ghana. Presented at the BYU Center for Economic Self-Reliance Conference in Provo, UT.