Quantitative Policy Analysis

In the News

Big Pixel Initiative Invites Public to Help Map our World
April 10, 2017: UC San Diego Research set to transform the way urbanization, growth is studied.

Big Pixel Initiative Develops Remote Sensing Analysis to Help Map Global Urbanization
Sept. 8, 2016: Researchers at University of California San Diego’s Big Pixel Initiative are using unique tools to map urban areas around the globe, potentially revolutionizing large-scale analysis of urbanization.

Keeping ahead of the quantitative curve
Dec. 11, 2015: Craig McIntosh outlines his research involving ICT in development and how there’s no better place than GPS to pull it all together.

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Faculty and Research

Related Faculty

  • John Ahlquist

    John Ahlquist

    Associate Professor

    Research Fields: political economy, comparative politics, labor market institutions, income inequality, international trade

  • Roger Bohn

    Roger Bohn

    Professor

    Research Fields: high-tech and international manufacturing, electronics and data storage industry, product development, organizational management

  • Jennifer Burney

    Jennifer Burney

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: climate impacts and adaptation, food-energy-water systems, food and nutrition security, land use, economic development

  • Jesse Driscoll

    Jesse Driscoll

    Associate Professor; Chair, Global Leadership Institute

    Research Fields: comparative politics, international relations, civil war, voting, Central Asia
  • Francisco Garfias

    Francisco Garfias

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: comparative political economy, state capacity, taxation, social conflict, Latin American politics, Mexican politics, econometrics

  • Teevrat Garg

    Teevrat Garg

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: economics, Southeast Asia

  • Joshua Graff Zivin

    Joshua Graff Zivin

    Professor and Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs

    Research Fields: environmental, public health, development, innovation economics

  • Emilie Hafner-Burton

    Emilie Hafner-Burton

    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of International Justice and Human Rights; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Research Fields: human rights, international law, economic sanctions, gender mainstreaming in international organizations

  • Zoltan L. Hajnal

    Zoltan L. Hajnal

    Professor

    Research Fields: racial and ethnic politics, urban politics, immigration, election administration, voting rights, American politics, political behavior

  • Gordon Hanson

    Gordon Hanson

    Professor; Pacific Economic Cooperation Chair in International Economic Relations; Director, Center on Global Transformation

    Research Fields: economics, international trade, international migration, foreign direct investment

  • Ruixue Jia

    Ruixue Jia

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: China, development economics, economic history, political economy

  • Munseob Lee

    Munseob Lee

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: macroeconomics, growth and development, firm dynamics, Korea

  • Gordon McCord

    Gordon McCord

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: development economics, public health, environment

  • Craig McIntosh

    Craig McIntosh

    Professor; Co-director, Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Research Fields: development economics, agricultural and resource economics, program evaluation, microeconomics, anti-poverty policies

  • Barry Naughton

    Barry Naughton

    Sokwanlok Chair of Chinese International Affairs

    Research Fields: Chinese economy, foreign trade and investment, economic reform 

  • Lauren Prather

    Lauren Prather

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: foreign policy, migration, democracy promotion and democratization, Middle East

  • Natalia Ramondo

    Natalia Ramondo

    Associate Professor

    Research Fields: international trade, multinational firms, global supply chains

  • Nico Ravanilla

    Nico Ravanilla

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: comparative politics, public policy, governance, Southeast Asia

  • Kate Ricke

    Kate Ricke

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: climate change, public policy

  • Krislert Samphantharak

    Krislert Samphantharak

    Associate Professor and Associate Dean

    Research Fields: corporate finance, economic development, family businesses, business groups in East and Southeast Asia, financial institutions in village economies, Thailand

  • Weiyi Shi

    Weiyi Shi

    Assistant Professor

    Research Fields: China, political economy, foreign policy

  • Victor Shih

    Victor Shih

    Associate Professor

    Research Fields: China, political economy, Chinese banking policies, Chinese politics

  • David Victor

    David Victor

    Professor; Co-director, Laboratory on International Law and Regulation

    Research Fields: human rights, international law, energy policy, climate change policy

  • Barbara F. Walter

    Barbara F. Walter

    Professor

    Research Fields: international security, civil wars, terrorism/counter-terrorism

Related Research Centers and Programs

  • Big Pixel Initiative

    Big Pixel Initiative

    Designing research methods for scalable satellite image ingestion, processing, computing and visualization for the next generation of global change research in geospatial big data. This initiative at UC San Diego is co-led by GPS Professor Gordon Hanson.
  • Center on Global Transformation

    Center on Global Transformation

    Examining central questions about economic growth, equality and market change in the Pacific, this center brings together the worlds of academic inquiry and policy analysis.
  • Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Policy Design and Evaluation Lab

    Combining advanced social science methodology with the power of information technology, this lab designs policies and programs that alleviate poverty; promote health, welfare and security; and enhance accountability.