Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs comprises more than 70 full-time faculty and more than 200 adjunct faculty, scholars, and practitioners. All have distinguished themselves in research and leadership in the policy world, and have produced scholarship in a wide variety of subjects, including international relations, democratization, elections, demography, and social policy.

October 1988|Center for Strategic and International Studies|Stephen Sestanovich
October 1988|Jagdish Bhagwati

Protectionism

October 1988|Princeton University Press|Alfred Stepan

One of the hemisphere's foremost authorities on the military's role in politics, particularly in Brazil, Alfred Stepan focuses sharply on how the armed forces have participated in the process of transition from authoritarian rule to democratic politics in Brazil, with comparative references to Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Spain. A lucid and provocative analysis of an important and underresearched topic

July 1988|in The Economics of Inventory Management, Chikan, A. and M.C. Lovell (eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam|Patricia Mosser

Empirical Tests of the (S,s) Model for Merchant Wholesalers

July 1988|Columbia University Discussion Paper, No. 395|Patricia Mosser

The (S,s) Model and Evidence on Aggregate Materials Inventories

May 1988|Columbia Journal of Transnational Law|Merit Janow

Mergers and Acquisitions in Japan: A New Option for Foreign Companies?

October 1986|Public Opinion Quarterly |Harpreet Mahajan, Robert Y. Shapiro

Using 267 repeated policy questions (962 time points), we examine gender differences in policy choices and how they have changed from the 1960s to the 1980s. The average gender difference in preferences toward policies involving the use of force have consistently been moderately large. Sex differences in opinion toward other policies—regulation and public protection, “compassion” issues, traditional values—have been approximately half as large but they also warrant more attention than in the past. Our analysis suggests that the salience of issues has increased greatly for women, and as a result differences in preferences have increased in ways consistent with the interests of women and the intentions of the women's movement.

October 1985|Journal of Econometrics|Richard Robb, James Heckman

This paper presents methods for estimating the impact of training on earnings when non-random selection characterizes the enrollment of persons into training. We explore the benefits of cross-section, repeated cross-section and longitudinal data for addressing this problem by considering the assumptions required to use a variety of new and conventional estimators given access to various commonly encountered types of data. We investigate the plausibility of assumptions needed to justify econometric procedures when viewed in the light of prototypical decision rules determining enrollment into training. We examine the robustness of the estimators to choice-based sampling and contamination bias.

July 1984|with O. Eckstein and M. Cebry, Review of Economics and Statistics|Patricia Mosser, O. Eckstein , M. Cebry

The DRI Market Expectations Model

December 1983|Urban Affairs Quarterly |Ester R. Fuchs, Robert Y. Shapiro

Government Performance as a Base for Machine Support

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