Santiago Olivella, Ph.D.

Santiago Olivella, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

WELCOME!

My name is Santiago Olivella.

I am an assistant professor of Political Science at the University North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

My research focuses on the use of novel computational methods for quantitative political research (particularly models in machine learning), the measurement of latent traits, and the political consequences of electoral and legislative institutions (particularly the geographic dimension of such consequences).

I received my B.A. in Political Science from Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia) and went on to receive my Ph.D. (2013) at Washington University in St. Louis (USA).

CONTACT

olivella@unc.edu

919 843 8633

361 Hamilton Hall CB 3265, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

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WORKING PAPERS

Today

“Dynamic Stochastic Blockmodel Regression for Social Networks: Application to International Conflicts”

Santiago Olivella, Tyler B. Pratt, and Kosuke Imai

Latest draft GITHUB

PUBLISHED WORKS

2018

“Tree-based models for political Science Data”

Olivella, Santiago, and Jacob M Montgomery

American Journal of Political Science (2018). Print.

Replication Materials

2017

“…And keep your enemies closer: Building reputations for facing electoral challenges”

Santiago Olivella, Kristin Kanthak and Brian F. Crisp

Electoral Studies 46 (2017):75–86. Web.

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“The conditional effect of conspiracy thinking on attitudes toward climate change”

Joseph Uscinski and Santiago Olivella

Research and Politics October-December (2017):1–9. Web.

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2015

“Electoral strategy in geographic space: Accounting for spatial proximity in district-level party competition”

Potter, Joshua D, and Santiago Olivella

Electoral Studies 40 (2015):76–86. Web.

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“An Informed Forensics Approach to Detecting Vote Irregularities”

Montgomery, Jacob M, et al

Political Analysis 23, 4 (2015):488-505. Web.

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2014

“Elections as instruments for punishing bad representatives and selecting good ones”

Crisp, Brian F, et al

Electoral Studies 34 (2014):1–15. Web.

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“Legislative effects of electoral Mandates”

Olivella, Santiago, and Margit Tavits

British Journal of Political Science 44 (2014):301–321. Web.

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“(Where) Do Campaigns Matter? The Impact of National Party Convention Location”

Atkinson, Matthew D, et al

The Journal of Politics 76 (2014):1045–1058. Web.

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2013

“Party-System Nationalization and the Scope of Public Policy The Importance of Cross-District Constituency Similarity”

Crisp, Brian F, Santiago Olivella, and Joshua D Potter

Comparative Political Studies 46 (2013):431–456. Web.

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“Vote-earning strategies in flexible list systems: Seats at the price of unity”

Crisp, Brian F, et al

Electoral Studies 32 (2013):658–669. Web

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2012

“Electoral contexts that impede voter coordination”

Crisp, Brian F, Santiago Olivella, and Joshua D Potter

Electoral Studies 31 (2012):143–158. Web.

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2007

“Del rigor en la Ciencia Política: algunas reflexiones sobre metodología de investigación”

Olivella, Santiago

Colombia Internacional (2007):150–155. Print.

2006

“¿Sobrevivirá la coalición de Uribe?”

Olivella, Santiago, and Cristina Vélez

Colombia Internacional (2006):194–205. Print.

Open-source software

NetMix: Estimate the dynamic mixed-membership stochastic block regression model

GITHUB

poisbinom: Fast functions related to the Poisson-Binomial distribution

GITHUB

COURSES

Fall 2018

POLI787: Advanced Topics in Political Data Science

Sakai Site DataCamp

POLI891: Introduction to Machine Learning

Sakai Site DataCamp