Welcome to the star lab
Merging theory and statistics in the pursuit of political science.
The star lab provides state-of-the-art computing resources for political science scholars engaged in advanced modeling and statistical analysis. Substantive research areas include:
- political economy
- international conflict and international trade
- voting behavior, elections, and political institutions in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America, among others.
A broad range of modeling and statistical research is undertaken in the lab, from specifying models and solving for their equilibria to employing statistical techniques, such as
- Bayesian markov chain monte carlo estimation
- nonparametric regression
- estimating strategic models
- parallel processing
On this site, you can find links to data repositories, software developed by members of the Department, current faculty and student projects, a list of our technical courses, a link to the polRis site, help and FAQ files, links to other sites of interest, policies for using the star lab, and contact information.