Jens Hainmueller
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Jens Hainmueller is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University and holds a courtesy appointment in the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is also the Founder and Faculty Co-Director of the Stanford Immigration Policy Lab that is focused on the design and evaluation of immigration and integration policies and programs. 

His research interests include immigration, refugees, statistical methods, political economy, and political behavior. He has published over 45 articles, many of them in top general science journals and top field journals in political science, statistics, economics, and business. He has also published three open source software packages and his research has received awards and funding from the Carnegie Corporation, Schmidt Futures, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Robin Hood Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the Swiss SNF, the American Political Science Association, the Society of Political Methodology, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the Midwest Political Science Association.
In 2016 he was selected as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow.

Hainmueller received his PhD from Harvard University and also studied at the London School of Economics, Brown University, and the University of T?bingen. Before joining Stanford, he served on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Selected Publications:

"Improving refugee integration through data-driven algorithmic assignment". Science. 2018.

"A randomized controlled design reveals barriers to citizenship for low-income immigrants.?  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2018

Protecting Unauthorized Immigrant Mothers Improves their Children's Mental Health". Science. 2017.

"How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers". Science. 2016.

"Naturalization Fosters the Long-Term Political Integration of Immigrants". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2015. 

"Causal Inference in Conjoint Analysis: Understanding Multi-Dimensional Choices via Stated Preference Experiments''. Political Analysis. 2014.

"Kernel Regularized Least Squares: Reducing Misspecification Bias with a Flexible and Interpretable Machine Learning Approach." Political Analysis. 2014.
"Who Gets a Swiss Passport? A Natural Experiment in Immigrant Discrimination." American Political Science Review. 2013.

"Entropy Balancing: A Multivariate Reweighting Method to Produce Balanced Samples in Observational Studies." Political Analysis. 2012.

"Synthetic Control Methods for Comparative Case Studies: Estimating the Effect of California's Tobacco Control Program." Journal of the American Statistical Association. 2010.

"MPs for Sale?  Estimating Returns to Office in Post-War British Politics." American Political Science Review. 2009.
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