Patrick Brandt

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Statistical models of text have become increasingly popular in statistics and computer science as a method of exploring large document collections. Social scientists often want to move beyond exploration, to measurement and experimentation, and make inference about social and political processes that drive discourse and content. In this paper, we develop a(More)
As a point of departure and leitmotif, I consider a scope asymmetry between the respective constructions (.2). I give evidence in (.3) that the asymmetry is due to the referential properties of the indirect object (IO): In the DOC, the IO receives a definite (existence and ’uniqueness’ presupposing) interpretation. This is argued in (.4) to be an effect of(More)
A national sample of PhD-trained scientists completed training, accepted subsequent employment in academic and nonacademic positions, and were queried about their previous graduate training and current employment. Respondents indicated factors contributing to their employment decision (e.g., working conditions, salary, job security). The data indicate the(More)
Previous studies have documented disparities in the regional responses to monetary policy shocks; this variation has been found to depend, in part, on differences in the industrial composition of the regional economies. However, due to computational issues, the literature has often neglected the richest level of disaggregation: the city. In this paper, we(More)
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