Jeff Gill

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Jeff Gill
Born (1960-12-22) December 22, 1960 (age 56)
Nationality United States
Fields Political Science
Institutions Washington University in St. Louis
University of Florida
Alma mater UCLA
Georgetown University
American University

Jefferson “Jeff” Gill (born December 22, 1960) is a Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis and the Director of the Center for Applied Statistics. He is also President of the Society for Political Methodology, and a fellow of the Society for Political Methodology. Major areas of research and interest include: Political Methodology, American Politics, Statistical Computing, Research Methods, and Public Administration. Current research is focused on projects such as Bayesian hierarchical models, Markov chain Monte Carlo theory, bureaucratic behavior in national security agencies, and issues in political epidemiology. His best known works include Essential Mathematics for Political and Social Research, with Cambridge University Press. and the second edition of Bayesian Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Chapman & Hall/CRC), which is the leading Bayesian text for these disciplines. He is the author of five other books. His journal work has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Journal of Politics, Electoral Studies, Statistical Science, Political Research Quarterly, Sociological Methods and Research, Public Administration Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Statistical Software, Political Analysis, and others.

Gill was Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University 2006–2007 and has been Affiliate Professor of Statistics at the University of Florida since 2001, and also taught at the University of California, Davis from 2004–2007.


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