Kevin A. Clarke
Associate Professor of Political Science
PhD, Michigan, 2001. Political methodology, international relations, and philosophy of science. Current research focuses on model discrimination and specification. Publications include "Quantitative Methods, Basic Assumptions", International Encyclopedia of Political Science (forthcoming), "Democracy and the Logic of Political Survival" (with Randy Stone), American Political Science Review (2008), "Modernizing Political Science: A Model-Based Approach" (with David Primo), Perspectives on Politics (2007), "A Simple Distribution-Free Test for Nonnested Hypotheses," Political Analysis (2007), "The Necessity of Being Comparative: Theory Confirmation in Quantitative Political Science," Comparative Political Studies (2007), "The Phantom Menace: Omitted Variable Bias in Econometric Research," Conflict Management and Peace Science (2005), "Nonparametric Model Discrimination in International Relations," Journal of Conflict Resolution (2003), "The Reverend and the Ravens," Political Analysis (2002), and "Testing Nonnested Models of International Relations: Reevaluating Realism," American Journal of Political Science (2001). Teaches courses in political methodology and international relations.