Ian Lundberg



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Ian Lundberg develops statistical methods to study inequality.

Ian is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Sociology and California Center for Population Research at UCLA. His research examines inequality in America, with a focus on intergenerational mobility, poverty, and social policy. Ian develops and applies statistical and machine learning techniques to make credible estimates of straightforward quantities motivated by theory. In 2022, Ian will begin as Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University.

Ian's current project develops computational methods for nonparametric summaries of income mobility and is funded by the National Science Foundation. For the most current information on Ian's work, see his personal website at ianlundberg.org.

Degrees

PhD, Sociology and Social Policy, Princeton University

MA, Sociology, Princeton University

AB, Sociology and Statistics, Harvard University

Awards

2021 Clifford Clogg Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association Methodology Section

2021 Charles F. Westoff Prize in Demography, Princeton University

2020 Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility

2020 IPUMS USA Student Research Award

2018 Charles F. Westoff Prize in Demography, Princeton University

Grants

National Science Foundation (2104607). Co-PI with Jennie E. Brand. 2021–2022. Developing computational tools for nonparametric summaries of income mobility.” ($69,000)

Selected Publications

Selected publications

Lundberg, Ian, Rebecca Johnson, and Brandon M. Stewart. 2021. “What is your estimand? Defining the target quantity connects statistical evidence to theory.” American Sociological Review 86(3):532–565. [open access] [replication]

Salganik, Matthew J., Ian Lundberg, Alex Kindel, 108 others, and Sara McLanahan. 2020. “Measuring the predictability of life outcomes with a scientific mass collaboration.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(15):8398–8403. [replication]

Selected working papers