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Colin Lewis-Beck Iowa State University, USA

Colin Lewis-Beck is a PhD candidate in Statistics at Iowa State University.  He holds a BA from Middlebury College and a dual MPP/MA in Public Policy and Applied Statistics from the University of Michigan.  While at Michigan, he received an Outstanding Teaching Award from the Department of Statistics.  Also, he has worked as a Teaching Assistant and a Computer Consultant, during multiple summers at the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program, University of Michigan.  His research experiences in statistics are varied, and including serving as a Statistician in the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division of the OECD (Paris), and at STATinMED, a health outcomes research firm in Ann Arbor, MI.  His interests are applied statistics related to social science research, causal inference, and spatial statistics.  Mr. Lewis-Beck has co-authored papers on the quality of life and work productivity, modeling health care costs, and technology use in educational performance.