Teppei Yamamoto is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at MIT. He obtained a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Tokyo (2006) and a M.A. (2008) and Ph.D. (2011) in Politics from Princeton University, where he received a Charlotte Elizabeth Procter Fellowship for the year of 2010 to 2011. His doctoral dissertation won the John T. Williams Dissertation Prize in 2010 from the Society for Political Methodology. He also studied at Lincoln College, the University of Oxford.
Teppei is broadly interested in the development of quantitative methodsfor political science data. His research has focused on statistical methods for causal inference, including causal attribution, causal mediation, causal moderation, and causal inference with measurement error. He is also interested in the methodological aspects of electoral studies and comparative political behavior. His current research develops a discrete choice model which explicitly takes into account variation in choice sets and applies it to partially contested multiparty elections.
Teppei's work has appeared or will appear shortly in academic journals such as American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, and Statistical Science.