Kosuke Imai

Faculty Affiliate

Kosuke Imai is Professor of Government and of Statistics at Harvard University. Imai’s research area is political methodology and more generally applied statistics in the social sciences. He has extensively worked on the development and applications of statistical methods for causal inference with experimental and observational data. Other areas of his methodological research are survey methodology and computational algorithms for data-intensive social science research. His substantive applications range from the randomized evaluation of Mexican universal health insurance program to the study of public opinion and insurgent violence in Afghanistan. Before joining Harvard in 2018, Imai taught at Princeton University for 15 years. He currently serves as President of the Society for Political Methodology and is also Professor of Visiting Status in the Graduate Schools of Law and Politics at the University of Tokyo.