Department of Political Science and the College
Molly Offer-Westort works on quantitative methodology for social science research, with a focus on causal inference, machine learning, and experimental design—particularly for adaptive experiments. Adaptive algorithms can help one learn from the data while conducting experiments to quickly decide among many alternative options, determining which types of programs work best and for whom.
Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Statistical Science, and Applied Economics Letters.
Offer-Westort received an MA in statistics and data science, an MPhil in political science, and a PhD in political science and statistics and data science, all from Yale University. She also earned an MPA in economics and public policy from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, and a BA in anthropology from Grinnell College. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Golub Capital Social Impact Lab at Stanford Graduate School of Business.