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Mercè Crosas Departs to be Secretary of Open Government in Catalonia

July 1, 2021

After 15 years of service at Harvard, Mercè Crosas, who has served as Chief Data Science and Technology Officer at IQSS, is departing the University to take a position with the Institutional Government of Catalonia (Catalunya), Spain. As the Secretary of Transparency and Open Government, she will take the helm of a new department focused on open data...

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Does partisanship affect whether you prepare for the pandemic? In Indonesia, it depends on where you live

February 16, 2021

by Seth Soderborg

Those of us who have spent the COVID-19 pandemic living in the US have learned a lot more than we expected to about just how much one’s partisan politics can affect decisions as mundane as whether to take precautions to protect one’s health in the midst of a global pandemic. The reasons for this are fairly straightforward: the US government spent the first year of the pandemic doing its best to take no action, and partisan media echoed that line—specifically targeting mask-wearing and being in crowds as activities that were not so risky. It...

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Center for Geographic Analysis collaboration creates a Congressional District COVID-19 Dashboard

October 28, 2020

by Wendy Guan
 

Researchers at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies and the Center for Geographic Analysis at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science present a public dashboard for congressional representatives as well as their constituents on key COVID-19 metrics for the congressional districts of the United States, as identified by the 116th United States Congress... Read more about Center for Geographic Analysis collaboration creates a Congressional District COVID-19 Dashboard

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Crunching the Data on American Elections: The Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES)

September 25, 2020

by IQSS staff and Amanda Pearson

 

Since 2006, Stephen Ansolabehere, the Frank G. Thomson Professor of Government at Harvard University, has been compiling data about who votes in America, and why. He’s the principal investigator for the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), which is a nationally representative annual sample survey of more than 50,000 American adults stratified by state and administered by the data and analytics group YouGov... Read more about Crunching the Data on American Elections: The Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES)