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The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) is the research arm of the social sciences at Columbia University. ISERP's mission is to catalyze and produce pioneering social science research and to shape public policy by integrating knowledge and methods across the social science disciplines. The Institute supports a collaborative interdisciplinary community through seminars and research centers; a seed grants program and working paper series; technical and statistical assistance for faculty research; support for grant application and administration; and development and management of large-scale collaborative projects. ISERP also offers social science training at the master's, doctoral, and postdoctoral level.

ISERP is the direct descendant of the pathbreaking Bureau for Applied Social Research (BASR), established at Columbia in 1944 by the sociologist Paul F. Lazarsfeld. One of the first social science institutes in the nation, the Bureau made landmark contributions to communications research, public opinion polling, organizational studies, and social science methodology. BASR's tradition was carried on by the Center for the Social Sciences, established in 1976 after Lazarsfeld's death and later renamed to honor him. The Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences was one of the centers incorporated into the Institute at its founding in 1998. A name change in 2001 officially launched Columbia's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy.

Working Papers

General Working Papers

Title: Societal Adjustments to the Threat of Terrorist Attacks
Authors: Seymour Spilerman, Guy Stecklov
Date: December 2008

Title: How Globalization Has Impacted Labor
Authors: Seymour Spilerman
Date: December 2008

Title: Transfers from Migrants to their Children: Evidence that Altruism and Cultural Factors Matter
Date: December 2007

Title: Non-Working Time, Income Inequality, and Quality of Life Comparisons: The Case of the U.S. vs. the Netherlands
Authors: Ellen Verbakel, Thomas DiPrete
Date: December 2007

Title: Long-Term Effects of a Recession at Labor Market Entry in Japan and the United States
Authors: Yuji Genda, Ayako Kondo, Souichi Ohta
Date: December 2007

Title: Intergenerational Influences of Wealth in Mexico
Authors: Florencia Torche, Seymour Spilerman
Date: December 2007

Title: Forecasting House Seats from General Congressional Polls
Authors: Robert Erikson, Joseph Bafumi, Christopher Wlezien
Date: November 2006

Title: Why do some countries produce so much more output per worker than others?
Authors: Emmanuel Pikoulakis, Camelia Minoiu
Date: October 2006

Title: Spaghetti Politics
Authors: Paolo Parigi, Peter Bearman
Date: September 2006

Title: Dynamics of Political Polarization
Authors: Delia Baldassarri, Peter Bearman
Date: September 2006

Title: Real Income Stagnation of Countries, 1960-2001
Authors: Sanjay Reddy, Camelia Minoiu
Date: April 2006

Title: Chinese Poverty: Assessing the Impact of Alternative Assumptions
Authors: Sanjay Reddy, Camelia Minoiu
Date: April 2006

Title: Politics, Public Bads, and Private Information
Authors: Glenn Sheriff
Date: April 2005

Title: Temporality and Intervention Effects: Trajectory Analysis of a Homeless Mental Health Program
Authors: Daniel Herman, Li Kuang, Mary Clare Lennon, William McAllister
Date: March 2005

Title: Do Parents Help More Their Less Well-off Children?: Evidence from a Sample of Migrants to France
Authors: Claudine Antias-Donfut, Seymour Spilerman, François-Charles Wolff
Date: March 2005

Title: Social Construction of Flows: Price Profiles Across Producers Gear to Market Context Upstream, Downstream and Cross-Stream
Authors: Harrison White
Date: February 2005

Title: Routes into Networks: The Structure of English Trade in the East Indies, 1601-1833
Authors: Peter Bearman, Emily Erikson
Date: December 2004

Title: Parental Wealth Effects on Living Standards and Asset Holdings: Results from Chile
Authors: Seymour Spillerman, Florencia Torche
Date: November 2004

Title: Fresh Starts: School Form and Student Outcomes
Authors: Peter Bearman, Christopher Weiss
Date: October 2004

Title: Policymaking and Caseload Dynamics: Homeless Shelters
Authors: William McAllister
Date: August 2004

Title: Measuring Economic Disadvantage During Childhood: A Group-Based Modeling Approach
Authors: J. Lawrence Aber, Philip M. Alberti, Mary Clare Lennon, Robert L. Wagmiller
Date: June 2004

Title: Production Markets Broker Upstream to Downstream, balancing their volume and quality sensitivities to firms through an oriented market profile of signals
Authors: Harrison White
Date: April 2004

Title: Reducing Bias in Treatment Effect Estimation in Observational Studies Suffering from Missing Data
Authors: Jennifer Hill
Date: January 2004

Title: Living at the Edge: America's Low–Income Children and Families
Authors: Larry Aber, Mary Clare Lennon, Hsien-Hen Lu, Julian Palmer, Younghwan Song
Date: October 2003

Title: Living at the Edge: America's Low-Income Children and Families
Authors: J. Lawrence Aber, Mary Clare Lennon, Hsien-Hen Lu, Younghwan Song
Date: October 2003

Title: Active Patients' in Rural African Health Care: Implications for Welfare, Policy and Privatization
Authors: Kenneth L. Leonard
Date: March 2003

Title: The Plasticity of Participation: Evidence from a Participatory Governance Experiment
Authors: Subham Chaudhuri, Patrick Heller
Date: January 2003

Title: Factional Politics and Credit Networks in Revolutionary Vermont
Authors: Henning Hillmann
Date: January 2003

Title: The Role of Effort Advantage in Consumer Response to Loyalty Programs: The Idiosyncratic Fit Heuristic
Authors: Ran Kivetz, Itamar Simpson
Date: December 2002

Title: The Influence of Women and Racial Minorities Under Panel Decision Making on the U.S. Court of Appeals
Authors: Sean Farhang, Gregory Wawro
Date: December 2002

Title: Permanently Beta: Responsive Organization in the Internet Era
Authors: Gina Neff, David Strark
Date: December 2002

Title: Negotiating the End of Transition: A Network Approach to Political Discourse Dynamics, Hungary 1997
Authors: Peter Csigo, Balazs Vedres
Date: December 2002

Title: Link, Search, Interact: The Co-Evolution of NGOs and Interactive Technology
Authors: Jonathan Bach, David Strark
Date: April 2002

Title: Substitutability Cross-Stream Between Oriented Markets: Conventions in the Wine Sector of France
Authors: Harrison White
Date: March 2002

Title: Pathways of Property Transformation: Enterprise Network Careers in Hungary, 1988-2000 Outline of an Analytic Strategy
Authors: David Stark, Balazs Vedres
Date: October 2001

Title: Opposite-Sex Twins and Adolescent Same-Sex Attraction
Authors: Peter Bearman, Hannah Bruckner
Date: October 2001

Title: On the Uneven Evolution of Human Know-How
Authors: Richard R. Nelson
Date: October 2001

Title: Distributing Intelligence and Organizing Diversity in New Media Projects
Authors: Monique Girard, David Starkj
Date: September 2001

Title: Self-Control for the Righteous: toward a Theory of Luxury Pre-Commitment
Authors: Ran Kivetz, Itamar Simonson
Date: August 2001

Title: Policy Space and voting Coalitions in Congress: the Bearing of Policy on Politics, 1930-1954
Authors: Ira Katznelson, John Lapinski, Rose Razaghian
Date: August 2001

Title: Alternative Models of Dynamics in Binary Time-Series-Cross-Section Models: The Example of State Failure
Authors: Nathaniel Beck, David Epstein, Simon Jackman, Sharyn O'Halloran
Date: August 2001

Title: Agricultural Biotechnology's Complementary Intellectual Assets
Authors: Gregory D. Graff, Gordon C. Rausser, Arthur A. Small
Date: August 2001

Title: The Dark Side of Social Capital
Authors: Mario Benassi, Martin Gargiulo
Date: September 1997

Title: Towards An Integrated Perspective on Social Movements and Revolution
Authors: Doug McAdam, Sidney Tarrow
Date: October 1996

Title: Political Competition and Policy Adoption: Market Reforms in Latin American Public Utilities
Authors: Cecilia Martínez-Gallardo, Victoria Murillo
Date: (Date Not Available)

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Contentious Politics

Title: Transnational Politics: A Bibliographic Guide
Authors: Melanie Acostavalle, Sidney Tarrow
Date: June 1999

Title: "Contentious Europeans: Is There a European Repertoire of Collective Action?";
Authors: Doug Imig, Sydney Tarrow
Date: June 1999

Title: Working Classification
Authors: John Krinsky
Date: March 1999

Title: Westphalia and China
Authors: Charles Tilly
Date: July 1998

Title: Spaces of Contention
Authors: Charles Tilly
Date: June 1998

Title: Regimes and Contention
Authors: Charles Tilly
Date: May 1998

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Social Dynamics and Political Change

Title: Processes and Mechanisms of Democratization
Authors: Charles Tilly
Date: February 1999

Title: Stories of Social Construction
Authors: Charles Tilly
Date: December 1997

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