Genetics in social models

How much of the inequalities in our wealth, health, and family planning can we explain with our current statistical models and data? This is one of the questions that Felix Tropf, Assistant Professor at the Centre for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST*) wishes to answer with his FINDME project, funded by a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
22 Nov. 2022
Research, Sciences sociales, CREST

The objective of the FINDME project, led by Félix Tropf, Assistant Professor at the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST*), is to place social sciences in the interdisciplinary enterprise to explain variance in social outcomes – also considering determinants from other disciplines. Geneticists have developed big data techniques, which can be applied in social sciences too. With his interdisciplinary education, Dr Tropf will lead a project that applies those statistical approaches for social science prediction and also include genetic variables to explain life course outcomes.

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*CREST : a joint research unit CNRS, ENSAE Paris - Institut Polytechnique de Paris, École Polytechnique - Institut Polytechnique de Paris, GENES