Graham Tierney


PhD Candidate in Statistical Science

I am a Ph.D. student in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke starting in September 2018. My research interests are still developing, but broadly include applications of statistics to questions in social science, particularly those involving public policy and politics.

After graduating from Carleton College with a B.A. in Economics and Statistics in 2014, I worked as an analyst at Cornerstone Research for two years, helping to prepare expert testimony on civil litigation regarding financial regulation, anti-trust issues, and labor market discrimination. Then, I worked for Professor Steven Levitt as a Research Professional in the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago, assisting with research projects about early childhood education, campaign spending, and the psychology of perseverance.