Benjamin Goodrich is a core instructor in the Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences (QMSS) program and teaches Missing Data, Bayesian Statistics, Data Mining, Data Analysis, and Theory and Methodology at QMSS. Previously, he was a Post-doctoral Researcher working with Professor Andrew Gelman at the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University (primarily on the mi R package for missing Data). He received his PhD in government and social policy from Harvard University in 2010. His dissertation, It’s Not All About the Benjamins: Political Economy and Social-Psychology Theories of Welfare State Preferences, derives two new estimators and applies them to cross-country survey data to test competing theories of preferences for redistribution and other welfare-state programs. He previously served as a research assistant at the Peterson Institute for international Economics. His research interests include methodology, comparative politics, and political economy.