Rocío Titiunik

Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Michigan
titiunik@umich.edu

Curriculum Vitae


Journal Articles

Enhancing a Geographic Regression Discontinuity Design Through Matching to Estimate the Effect of Ballot Initiatives on Voter Turnout, with Luke Keele and Jose Zubizarreta. Forthcoming in Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series A. Supplemental appendix.

When Natural Experiments Are Neither Natural Nor Experiments, with Jasjeet Sekhon. American Political Science Review, 106(1): 35-57, 2012. Supplemental appendix.

Housing, Health and Happiness, with Matías Cattaneo, Sebastián Galiani, Paul Gertler and Sebastián Martinez. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 1(1): 75-105, 2009.

Changes in the Panamanian Wage Structure: A Quantile Regression Analysis, with Sebastián Galiani. Económica, 51(1): 3-28, 2005.

Working papers

Cause or Effect? Turnout in Hispanic Majority-Minority Districts, with John Henderson and Jasjeet Sekhon. Supplemental appendix. Under review.

Randomization Inference in the Regression Discontinuity Design: An Application to Party Advantages in the U.S. Senate, with Matías Cattaneo and Brigham Frandsen. Under review.

Using Regression Discontinuity to Uncover the Personal Incumbency Advantage, with Robert Erikson. Supplemental appendix. Under review.

Geographic Boundaries as Regression Discontinuities, with Luke Keele. Under review.

Natural Experiments Based on Geography, with Luke Keele. Under review.

Robust Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Regression-Discontinuity Designs, with Sebastián Calónico and Matías Cattaneo. Supplemental materials. Under review.

Optimal Data-Driven Regression Discontinuity Plots, with Sebastián Calónico and Matías Cattaneo.

Robust Data-Driven Inference in the Regression-Discontinuity Design, with Sebastián Calónico and Matías Cattaneo. Resubmission requested by The Stata Journal. Stata package for RD estimation, with implementation of Calónico, Cattaneo and Titiunik (2014). To install, see the rdrobust software page.

rdrobust: An R Package for Robust Inference in Regression-Discontinuity Designs, with Sebastián Calónico and Matías Cattaneo. In preparation for Journal of Statistical Software. R Package for RD estimation, with implementation of Calónico, Cattaneo and Titiunik (2014). To install, see the rdrobust software page.

Drawing Your Senator From a Jar: Term Length and Legislative Behavior. Supplemental appendix. Under review.

Incumbency Disadvantage In Weak Party Systems: Evidence from Brazil, with Marko Klašnja. In progress. A previous version of this manuscript is here.

Teaching

Latin American Politics (POLSCI 347). Undergraduate course. Winter 2014.

Causal Inference in Political Science Research (POLSCI 489). Undergraduate course. Winter 2013.

Quantitative Methods for Political Analysis (POLSCI 499). Undergraduate course. Winter 2011.

Causal Inference in the Social Sciences (POLSCI 688). Graduate course. Fall 2010, Fall 2012.

Statistical Methods II (POLSCI 699). Graduate course. Winter 2011, Winter 2013, Winter 2014.

Multivariate Analysis (POLSCI 787). Graduate course. Fall 2012.