PANG Xun is an associate professor in the Department of International Relations, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She gained her Ph.D. in political science at Washington University in St. Louis, USA, and then served as a tenure-track assistant professor of Politics at Princeton University for two years from 2010 to 2012. Her research and teaching interests are centered around political methodology, Bayesian statistics, Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation, international and comparative political economy.

 

Current Academic Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Tsinghua University. 2012–

Previous Academic Appointment 

Assistant Professor (tenure track), Department of Politics, Princeton University. 2010–2012

Professional Activities

Associate Editor, World Politics. 2011-

Section Head of International Political Economy, 70th Annual Midwest Political Science Association Conference. 2012

Diversity Committee Member, The Society for Political Methodology, Methodology Section of American Political Science Association. 2011-2012

Best Poster Award Committee Member, The Society for Political Methodology, Methodology Section of American Political Science Association. 2009

Graduate Student Associate, Center for Applied Statistics, Washington University in St. Louis. 2008- 2010

Graduate Student Associate, Center for Empirical Research in the Law, School of Law, Washington University in St. Louis. 2009-2010

Social Science Computing Facility Statistical Consultant, Washington University in St. Louis. 2006-2009

Mailing List Editor, The Society for Political Methodology, Methodology Section of American Political Science Association. 2009-2010

 

Education

Ph.D., Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis

M.A., Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis

M.A., Political Science, Peking University, Beijing, China

B.A., Political Science and Economics, Peking University, Beijing, China

 

Honors & Grants

Awards

The John T. Williams Dissertation Prize by the Society for Political Methodology for the best dissertation proposal in political methodology, for “A Bayesian Probit Hierarchical Model with AR(p) Errors and Non-nested Clustering: Studying Sovereign Creditworthiness and Political Institutions”

The Society for Political Methodology Poster Award for the Best Poster presented at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society for Political Methodology, for “Binary and Ordinal Time Series with AR(p) Errors: Bayesian Model Determination for Latent High-Order Markov Processes”

Grants

The Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice, Princeton University, Faculty Research Grant, December 2010-December 2011  

National Science Foundation Grant SES-0918320, “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Discrete Time-Series Cross-Section Models of Political Economy,” September 2009-August 2010

National Science Foundation Travel Support Award, annual conference of the Society for Political Method- ology, University of IIowa, Iowa City, July, 2010

National Science Foundation Travel Support Award, UseR annual conference, Rennes, France, July 8th- 11th, 2009

National Science Foundation Travel Support Award, annual conference of the Society for Political Method- ology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, July, 2008

Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009-2010

 

Research

Publications

Pang, Xun, Barry Friedman, Andrew D. Martin, and Kevin M. Quinn. “Endogenous Jurisprudential Regime.” Political Analysis, 2012.

Pang, Xun. “Modeling Heterogeneity and Serial Correlation in Binary TSCS Data: A Bayesian Multilevel Model with AR(p) Errors.” Political Analysis, 18 (4): 470-498.

Pang, Xun. “Overcome the Collective Action Problems in Providing International Public Goods.” World Economics and Politics, Issue 7, 2012 (In Chinese).

Pang, Xun. “International Political Environment and Energy Security.” International Political Science, No.2, 2007 (In Chinese).

Pang, Xun. “National Role and Foreign Policy Making: A Dynamic Analytical Framework.” Interna- tional Politics Quarterly, Issue 1, 2006, pp.133-143 (In Chinese).

Pang, Xun. “Risk-Taking Willingness: Decision Making in International Crises.” World Economics and Politics, Issue 1, 2005, pp.89-97 (In Chinese).

Pang, Xun (co-authored with Ye Zicheng). “Diplomatic Thoughts in Ancient China and Contemporary West: A Comparative Study.” World Economics and Politics, Issue 12, 2001 (In Chinese).

 

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks 

“International Systems and Domestic Politics: Linking Complex Theories with Empirical Models in International Relations.” (coauthored with Stephen Chaudoin and Helen V. Milner) 2012 annual meeting of the APSA (New Orleans, Louisiana, accepted).

“Explaining Sensitivity to International Pressures: A Bayesian Multilevel Model.” 2011 annual meeting of the APSA (Seattle, WA).

“Spike and Slab Prior Distributions for Simultaneous Bayesian Hypothesis Testing, Model Selection, and Prediction, of Nonlinear Outcomes.” (coauthored with Jeff Gill) University of Rochester, April 8, 2011

“A Bayesian Dynamic Factor-Residual Model for Spatial Dependence in Longitudinal Data.” New Methodologies and Their Applications in Comparative Politics and International Relations, 2011, Princeton, NJ

“Local Shocks and Cross-Sectional Dependencies in TSCS Data: A Bayesian Semi-Parametric Analysis.” 2010 annual meeting of the APSA (Washington, D. C. ).

“Bayesian Semi-Parametric Analaysis: Spillover Effect.” 2010 summer conference of the Society for Political Methodology (Iowa City).

“Modeling Units’ Sensitivity to System: Time-Specific Unit-Varying Effects in Generalized Linear Mul- tilevel Models.” 2010 annual meeting of the MPSA (Chicago).

“Endogenous Jurisprudential Regimes” (with Andrew Martin, Barr y Friedman, and Kevin Quinn). 2010 St. Louis Area Methods Meeting (St. Louis).

“Modeling Unbalanced Discrete Time-Series Cross-Sectional Data: Serial Dependence, Heterogeneity and Spatial Correlation.” 2009 APSA Annual National Conference (Toronto).

“Spike and Slab Priors for Bayesian Generalized Linear Models” (with Jeff Gill). Annual Summer Meeting of the Society for Political Methodology and APSA Methods Section, Yale University, July, 2009.

“Specifying Spike and Slab Prior Distributions for Bayesian Hypothesis Testing of Nonlinear Models” (with Jeff Gill). 2009 annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference (Chicago).

“Intertemporal and Contemporal Dependence in Binary Time-Series Cross-Sectional Data: Bayesian Hierarchical Model with AR(p) Errors and Non-nested Clutering.”2009 annual meeting of the MPSA Annual National Conference (Chicago).

“IEA Energy Cooperation and Global Oil-Supply Disruption: Bayesian Probit-AR(p) versus Probit Model.” 2008 APSA Annual National Conference (Boston).

“Binary Time Series with AR(p) Errors: Bayes Factor for Lag Order Determination and Model Selection.” 2008 summer conference of the Society for Political Methodology (Ann Arbor).

“Stability of Cronyism and Sovereign Creditworthiness.” 2008 MPSA Annual National Conference (Chicago).

 

Software Development

GLMMarp: a CRAN R package for implementing the GLMM-AR(p) model developed in the dissertation project Dynamic Multilevel Analysis of Binary Time-Series Cross-Sectional Data in Political Economy. http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/GLMMarp/index.html

SpikeSlab: an R package for implementing spike and slab priors for variable selection, model comparison and Bayesian model averaging in both linear and generalized linear setups. (with Jeff Gill)

 

Teaching Experience

Courses

Tsinghua University

Introduction to International Relations Research

Princeton University

Graduate Level

Applied Quantitative Analysis III: Panel Data and Multilevel Analysis, Princeton University, 2011, Fall

Applied Quantitative Analysis I: Probabilities and Statistics, Princeton University, 2011, Fall

Applied Quantitative Analysis IV: Bayesian Statistics, Princeton University, 2011, Spring

Undergraduate Level

Quantitative Analysis of International Politics, Princeton University, 2011, Fall

Applied Quantitative Analysis II: Linear and Generalized Linear Models, Princeton University, 2011, Spring

Washington University in St. Louis: International Politics, Washington University College summer course, May-June 2009

Workshops

August 2009, R Bootcamp, School of Medicine, Washington University

November 2008, BUGS workshop, Center for Applied Statistics, Washington University

September 2008, R workshop, Center for Applied Statistics, Washington University

September 2008, LATEX workshop, Center for Applied Statistics, Washington University

March 2008, LATEX workshop, Center for Applied Statistics, Washington University

 

Professional Memberships

American Political Science Association

Midwest Political Science Association

Society for Political Methodology

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Office: 314 Mingzhai Hall

Email: xpangl@tsinghua.edu.cn