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Paul D. Allison, PhD, MS, AB

Dr. Paul D. Allison is President of Statistical Horizons and Emeritus Professor of the University of Pennsylvania where he taught graduate courses in methods and statistics for more than 35 years. He is widely recognized as an extraordinarily effective teacher of statistical methods who can reach students with highly diverse backgrounds and expertise.


A former Guggenheim Fellow, Allison received the 2001 Lazarsfeld Award for distinguished contributions to sociological methodology. In 2010 he was named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He is also a two-time winner of the American Statistical Association’s award for “Excellence in Continuing Education.”

Recent Publications

Enrique Moral-Benito, Paul D. Allison and Richard Williams (2018) “Dynamic panel data modeling using maximum likelihood: an alternative to Arellano-Bond.” Forthcoming in Applied Economics. 

Williams, Richard, Paul D. Allison and Enrique Moral-Benito (2018) “xtdpdml: linear dynamic panel-data estimation using maximum likelihood and structural equation modeling.” The Stata Journal 18: 293–326

Beardslee, Jordan, Edward Mulvey, Carol Schubert, Paul Allison, Arynn Infante, and Dustin Pardini (2018) “Gun and non-gun related violence exposure and risk for subsequent gun carrying among male juvenile offenders.” Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 57: 274-279.

Allison, Paul D., Richard Williams and Enrique Moral-Benito (2017) “Maximum likelihood for cross-lagged panel models with fixed effects.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 3: 1-17.

England, Paula, Paul D. Allison and Liana C. Sayer (2016) “Is your spouse more likely to divorce you if you are the older partner?” Journal of Marriage and the Family 78: 1184-1194. 

Wiebe, Douglas J., Theresa S. Richmond, Wensheng Guo, Paul D. Allison, Judd E. Hollander, Michael L. Nance, Charles C. Branas (2016) “Mapping activity patterns to quantify risk of violent assault in urban environments.” Epidemiology 27: 32-41.