Matthew Blackwell

Matthew Blackwell

Associate Professor of Government
Harvard University

About Me

Hello. I am an Associate Professor of Government at Harvard University. I am also an affiliate of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science.

My work focuses on developing statistical methods for answering research questions across the social sciences. I have worked on problems in causal inference, missing data, and computational social science. In addition, I am the co-author of the book Deep Roots (Princeton University Press, 2018), which quantitatively demonstrates the lasting effects of slavery on political attitudes in the US South and won the 2019 William H. Riker Book Award for best book published in political economy.

I teach several courses on quantitative methods for the social sciences. You might be interested in my materials on causal inference, on graduate linear modeling, or on undergraduate data science for the social sciences.

A draft manuscript of my PhD-level textbook, A User’s Guide to Statistical Inference and Regression is also available. Please let me know if you have any feedback on it!