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UC Davis Institute for Social Science "Making Social Science Transparent" Conference


April 22, 2016
9:00am to 10:30am
Davis, CA


Making Social Science Transparent was a multidisciplinary conference addressing the issues of transparency, data and code accessibility, replication, and reproducibility. It was hosted by ISS on Friday, April 22, 2016, in the Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center at UC Davis.


Garret Christensen

BIDS Alum – BIDS Data Science Fellow

Garret Christensen is a Financial Economist in the Division of Insurance and Research at the FDIC. His research interests include housing and consumer finance, poverty programs, and meta-science and reproducibility. Before joining the FDIC, Garret was an Economist with the US Census Bureau, a BIDS Data Science Fellow, and a research fellow with the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), a program of the Center for Effective Global Action. He also taught economics at Swarthmore College and conducted water, sanitation, and hygiene research in western Kenya. He received his PhD in economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and has since conducted research for the WASH Benefits public health randomized trial for Innovations for Poverty Action and Emory University and has taught economics at Swarthmore College.