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Ben Hansen

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Assistant Professor, Statistics.

Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center.

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Ben Hansen's research interests include optimal matching, propensity-score adjustments for observational studies, quasiexperimental methods, and program assessment. In recent work, he investigates informed consent and perception of risk in survey participation; how to reduce disclosure risk; and how to increase security in the dissemination of human subjects data.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Hansen, Ben, Paul R. Rosenbaum, and Dylan S. Small. 2014. "Clustered Treatment Assignments and Sensitivity to Unmeasured Biases in Observational Studies." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 109(505): 133-144. DOI. Abstract.

Gurm, Hitinder S., Carrie Hosman, David Share, and Ben Hansen. 2013. "Comparative safety of vascular closure devices and manual closure among patients having percutaneous coronary intervention." Annals of Internal Medicine, 159(10): 660-666. DOI. Abstract.

Cerda, Magdalena, Jeffrey Morenoff, Ben Hansen, Kimberly Hicks, Luis Duque, Alexandra Restrepo, and Ana Diez Roux. 2012. "Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellin, Colombia." American Journal of Epidemiology, 175(10): 1045-1053. PMCID: PMC3353133. DOI. Abstract.

Kirkland, A.R., and Ben Hansen. 2011. "'How do I Bring Diversity?' Race and Class in the College Admissions Essay." Law and Society Review, 45(1): 103–138. DOI. Abstract.

Hosman, Carrie A., Ben Hansen, and Paul W. Holland. 2010. "The sensitivity of linear regression coefficients' confidence limits to the omission of a confounder." Annals of Applied Statistics, 4(2): 849-870. DOI. Abstract.

Hansen, Ben, and J. Bowers. 2009. "Attributing Effects to a Cluster-Randomized Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign." Journal of the American Statistical Association, 104(487): 873-885. DOI. Abstract.

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