Molly Offer-Westort


I’m a doctoral candidate in political science and Statistics & Data Science at Yale University. My focus is on quantitative methodology for social science research, as well as how group experiences and social identity affect redistributive preferences.

The most recent version of my cv is available here.

I have been the manager for Yale’s Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) Behavioral Research Lab since the fall of 2016. And I was a 2016-2017 ISPS Graduate Policy Fellow, researching interference on social networks. At Yale, I have worked in collaborative research labs with Peter Aronow, Gregory Huber, and Forrest Crawford. In the summer of 2018, I interned with Facebook’s Core Data Science team.

I have an M.A. in Statistics from the Department of Statistics and Data Science at Yale University, an M.P.A. in the Economics of Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a B.A. in anthropology from Grinnell College.

Formerly, I worked with the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation Initiative (DIME) on evaluations in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Gambia, and for Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. I spent a year in Lesotho as a Grinnell Corps fellow from 2005-2006, and two years in northern Madagascar as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2007-2009.