Concepts, Methods and Techniques in
Political Science, Public Policy
and International Relations

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Bringing together the best researchers and most innovative teachers from North America, South America and Europe

Lorena Barberia,
University of São Paulo, Brazil

Lorena G. Barberia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of São Paulo. Her primary fields of interest are comparative political economy, Latin American politics and political methodology. Her work is aimed at analysing redistributive politics in Latin America. At USP, Professor Barberia teaches quantitative methods for undergraduate and graduate courses in the Department of Political Science. She has served as a member of the IPSA-USP Summer School Faculty Coordinating Committee since 2011 and Chair between 2015 and 2021. 

Derek Beach,
University of Aarhus, Denmark

Derek Beach is a professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus, Denmark, where he teaches European integration and research methodology. He has authored articles, chapters, and books on research methodology, policy evaluation, international negotiations, referendums, and European integration, and co-authored the books Process-tracing Methods: Foundations and Guidelines (2019, 2nd edition) and Causal Case Study Methods: Comparing, Matching and Tracing (2016) (both with the University of Michigan Press). He has taught case study methods at ECPR and IPSA summer and winter schools, held short courses at the APSA annual meeting on Process-tracing, ICPSR (Michigan), and numerous workshops and seminars on case-based methods throughout the world. He was an academic fellow at the World Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group in spring 2022, and has conducted evaluations for UN agencies and the World Bank. He is an academic coordinator of the Methods Excellence Network (MethodsNet).

Bruno Cautrès,
Sciences Po,

Bruno Cautrès is affiliated with the CEVIPOF- Centre de recherches politiques de Sciences Po (Paris) at the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques in Paris. He is a senior CNRS research fellow with interests in voting behavior, elections studies, comparative survey research and quantitative techniques. He is involved in European Social Survey, European Values Studies, International Social Survey Programme and European elections studies. Bruno Cautrès teaches in Sciences Po political sociology and quantitative methods. He also teaches at the Ljubljana ECPR summer school in methods and techniques. In the 2020 Summer School, Professor Cautrès is teaching two courses on survey design and survey analysis.

Glauco Peres da Silva,
University of São Paulo,

Glauco Peres da Silva is a professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of São Paulo. His primary fields of interest are electoral politics and the political economy of Executive -Legislative relations. His current research aims to understand the incentives on Congressmen behavior created by electoral legislation. He has served as an instructor in the IPSA-USP Summer School since 2012, where he has taught the refresher courses in mathematics, statistical inference, and multiple regression. In the 2020 Summer School, he will be teaching Essentials of Multiple Regression Analysis.

Guy Whitten,
Texas A&M University,

Guy D. Whitten is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the European Union Center at Texas A&M University. Dr. Whitten’s primary research and teaching interests are mass political economy, comparative politics, and political methodology. Much of his research has involved cross-national comparative studies of industrial democratic nations. He has published a variety of manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Armed Forces and Society, the British Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, the Journal of Politics, and Political Behavior. He is an active reviewer of manuscripts, and currently serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Political ScienceElectoral Studies, and Political Science Research and Methods. His teaching interests are political economy, public policy, political methodology, and comparative politics. In the 2020 Summer School, Professor Whitten is teaching the courses on the Essentials of Time Series for Time-Series Cross-Section Analysis with Lorena Barberia and Fundamentals of Time Series Cross-Section Analyses with Lorena Barberia.

Soledad Artiz Prillaman,
Stanford University,

Soledad Artiz Prillaman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University. Her research lies at the intersection of comparative political economy, development, and gender, with a focus on South Asia. Her book project seeks to better understand why women in India are particularly disengaged from politics. Soledad has previously taught Survey Methods at the USP Summer School.