ORFE Professor Cattaneo, along with his colleague Michael Jansson of the University of California-Berkeley, were awarded a National Science Found award (NSF). They will focus their research on “Empirical work in Economics, Public Policy and other related disciplines”. Their proposed research will offer “new, modern statistical and econometric methods for analyzing complex and high-dimensional data”. In turn, this research will give to more credible empirical findings and hence improve policy-making recommendations as well as applied work in the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences.
The NSF award comes specifically from the Division of Social, Behavioral & Economic Sciences (SBE). SBE supports disciplinary, interdisciplinary and methodological research and big data and survey infrastructure.