Methods, Econometrics, & Data Management

Our research covers the following areas:

  • Research methods: This refers to both qualitative and quantitative methodologies for drawing inferences from data. Our research methods are informed by a variety of disciplinary fields, including economics, statistics, sociology, political science, and public administration.
  • Econometrics: This refers to theoretical or applied work in statistics and economics, for the purpose of drawing inferences about economic phenomena.
  • Data management: The process of collecting, validating, storing, protecting, and processing data so that it can be accessed and analyzed readily, reliably, and in a timely manner.

Faculty Members

Ashley Clark
Clinical Assistant Professor
(812) 855-4517
Eigenmann 210-S

  • Survey Methodology
  • Human Resource Management Including Management of Contingent Employees
  • Positive Organizational Scholarship

Seth Freedman
Assistant Professor
(812) 855-5054
SPEA 355

  • Health Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics

Brad R. Fulton
Assistant Professor
(812) 855-6948
SPEA 419

  • Nonprofit Organizations & Management
  • Leadership
  • Social Movements
  • Advocacy, Diversity, Quantitative Methods

David Good
Director, Transportation Research Center
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 349

  • Quantitative policy modeling
  • Productivity measurement in public and regulated industries
  • Urban policy analysis

John D. Graham
(812) 855-1432
SPEA 300

  • Government reform
  • Energy and the environment
  • The future of the automobile in both developed and developing countries
  • Presidential studies

Kirsten Grønbjerg
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
(812) 855-3648
SPEA 300

  • Nonprofit and public sector relationships
  • Scope and community dimensions of the Indiana nonprofit sector
  • American welfare system, nonprofit funding relations, and nonprofit data sources

Alex J. Hollingsworth
Assistant Professor
(812) 856-4647

  • Health economics
  • Industrial organization
  • Economic history

Roger Morris
(812) 855-8336
SPEA 428

  • Managing Information Technology and Database Management Systems

Ashlyn Aiko Nelson
Associate Professor
(812) 855-0732

  • Housing Finance
  • Education Finance
  • Education Policy
  • The Mortgage Crisis

Maureen A. Pirog
Rudy Professor of Policy Analysis
(812) 855-0732

  • Poverty and income maintenance with emphasis on child support enforcement
  • Welfare reform
  • Adolescent parenting
  • Methods of policy evaluation

Barry M. Rubin
(812) 855-4556
SPEA 329

  • Urban and regional economic development and impact analysis
  • State-level energy policy analysis and modeling
  • State-level impacts of global climate change
  • Quantitative analysis of local government management and labor relations issues
  • Statistics and quantitative methods
  • Econometric modeling
  • Strategic planning and management

Allison Youatt Schnable
Assistant Professor
(812) 855-6947
SPEA 431

  • Globalization
  • NGOs
  • Organizational Theory and Behavior
  • Nonprofit Theory and Management
  • Philanthropy, Development, Cultural Sociology, Religion

Henry K. Wakhungu
Senior Lecturer
(812) 855-9820
SPEA 427

  • Development of growth simulation models for sustainable management of indigenous community forests
  • Experimental designs in tropical forestry research
  • Service-learning research
  • Classroom action research on student active learning via group research projects in undergraduate introductory statistical techniques courses
  • How pre-service teachers conceptualize mathematics (philosophically) indexed with their beliefs and conceptions about mathematics learning and teaching

Coady Wing
Assistant Professor
(812) 855-0563

  • Health and Social Policy
  • Regulation of Labor Markets
  • Causal Inference
  • Applied Econometrics

Joanna Woronkowicz
Assistant Professor
(812) 855-0401
SPEA 415

  • Nonprofit management
  • Urban development
  • Cultural policy
  • Capital facilities investments
  • Applied econometrics
  • Survey methods

Nikolaos Zirogiannis
Assistant Scientist
(812) 856-8323

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Time Series
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Environmental Policy