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Data + Donuts // Tugba Bozcaga on innovative research methods for the political economy of development

Friday, November 5, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Virtual (Zoom)
Open to the public, Presentation, Presentation,

Register here: ken.sc/d-d_bozcaga


A limited number of attendees will be admitted in person. In-person attendees must be Harvard ID holders, and follow all HKS COVID-19 policies. All other attendees must join the event via Zoom. Speaker will be presenting via Zoom. The meeting will be recorded and made available to HKS affiliates.


Tuğba Bozçağa is a Fellow with the Middle East Initiative in the Belfer Center at HKS, and holds a PhD in Political Science from MIT. Her research interests lie in the political economy of development, with a focus on governance, bureaucracy, social welfare, and distributive politics. Her dissertation examines how local social structures and institutions affect state capacity and service provision in Turkey. 


At this session of Data + Donuts, Bozçağa will speak about the innovative research methods she uses in her work, including quasi-experimental statistical methods; data sources and tools such as geospatial analysis, automated web scraping, historical archives, and mobile call detail records; and qualitative fieldwork.


Data + Donuts is a learning and discussion group that offers a welcoming space to engage critically with issues of data and society. Since Fall 2018, HKS Library & Knowledge Services has hosted semi-monthly events that feature data researchers and practitioners facilitating conversations around their area of expertise. To sign up for the D+D mailing list, email alessandra_seiter@hks.harvard.edu. For a list of upcoming events, visit the HKS event calendar.

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Alessandra Seiter