David Lazer


Director
Associate Professor of Public Policy
John F. Kennedy School of Government

David M. J. Lazer, Associate Professor of Public Policy, teaches courses on regulation and public management. Lazer has an overarching interest in the process by which connections emerge among actors and the consequences that the resultant network has for individuals and the system. He is currently completing books on presidential control over the regulatory process and the use of DNA in the criminal justice system. With the support of the NSF, he is also in the process of launching a Web-based forum on the use of DNA in the criminal justice system. He has also coauthored a series of papers on the diffusion of information among interest groups, and between interest groups and the government. He holds a PhD in political science from the University of Michigan.

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Publications
(more publications and documents can be found on David's personal website)

Book Chapters

  • Lazer, David. "Introduction: DNA and the Criminal Justice System." DNA and the Criminal Justice System: The Technology of Justice. Ed. David Lazer. MIT Press, 2004.

  • Lazer, David, and Michelle Meyer. "DNA and the Criminal Justice System: Consensus and Debate." DNA and the Criminal Justice System: The Technology of Justice. Ed. David Lazer. MIT Press, 2004.

  • Katz, Nancy, David Lazer, Holly Arrow, and Noshir Contractor. "The Network Perspective on Small Groups: Theory and Research." Theories of Small Groups: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Ed. Marshall Scott Poole and Andrea B. Hollingshead. SAGE Publications, 2004, 277-312.

Academic Journals

  • The Co-evolution of Individual and Network,” Journal of Mathematical Sociology, January 2001, 69-108.
  • Esterling, Kevin M., David Lazer, and Michael A. Neblo. "Home (Page) Style: Determinates of the Quality of the House Members' Web Sites." International Journal of Electronic Government Research 1.2 (April-June 2005).
  • Lazer, David. "Regulatory Capitalism as a Networked Order: The International System as an Informational Network." Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 598.1 (March 2005): 52-66.

  • Katz, Nancy, David Lazer, Holly Arrow, and Noshir Contractor. "The Network Perspective on Teams." Small Group Research 35.3 (June 2004): 307-332.

  • Carpenter, Daniel, Kevin Esterling, and David Lazer. "Friends, Brokers, and Transitivity: Who Informs Whom in Washington Politics?" Journal of Politics 66.1 (February 2004): 224-246.

  • Lazer, David, and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger. "Staying Connected: Baby Boomers and the Internet." Harvard Generations Policy Journal 1 (Winter 2004): 67.

Edited Volumes

  • Lazer, David, ed. DNA and the Criminal Justice System: The Technology of Justice. MIT Press, 2004.

Op-Eds

  • Bieber, Frederick R., and David Lazer. "Shaking the Family Tree." Provincetown Banner, January 26, 2005.
  • Lazer, David, and Frederick Bieber. "Guilt by Association." New Scientist, September 23, 2004.

Reviews

  • Lazer, David. Review of Reinventing Environmental Regulation: Lessons from Project XL, by Alfred A. Marcus, Donald A. Geffen, and Ken Sexton. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 23.1 Winter 2004: 196-198.

Presentations

  • Lazer, D./Mergel, I./Contractor, N. (2005): Application of Social Network Analysis in Digital Government Research, Tutorial, dg.O 2005, The National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 15.-18. 2005, Atlanta.

  • Lazer, D./Esterling, K./Fountain, J./Neblo, M./Mergel, I./Ziniel, C. (2005): Connecting to Congress” Project Highlights, presentation, dg.O 2005, The National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 15.-18. 2005, Atlanta.

  • Mergel, I./Lazer, D. (2005): Electronic Communication in a Geographically Dispersed Community of Forensic Scientists, poster presentation, dg.O 2005, The National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 15.-18. 2005, Atlanta.

  • Lazer, D./Esterling, K./Neblo, M./Mergel, I./Ziniel, C. (2005): Style Conscious: How Members of Congress Learn Ways to Communicate, presentation, dg.O 2005, The National Conference on Digital Government Research, May 15.-18. 2005, Atlanta.

  • Lazer, D./Esterling, K./Mergel, I./Neblo, M.(2005): How Congress is Connected: The Diffusion of Web Technologies among Congressional Offices, conference paper and presentation, MPSA Midwestern Political Science Conference, Annual Meeting 2005, Chicago, April 07-10, 2005.

  • Lazer, D./Esterling, K./Mergel, I. (2005): How Congress is Connected: The Diffusion of Web Technologies among Congressional Offices, conference paper, WPSA Western Political Science Association, 2005 Annual Meeting, Oakland, California, March 17-19, 2005.
    Mergel, I. (2005): What Are We Talking About? Multiplex Network Relationships In The Diffusion Of Elearning Practices, conference paper, INSNA International Social Network Analysis Annual Conference, Redondo Beach, February 16-20, 2005.

  • Lazer, D./Esterling, K./Neblo, M./Mergel, I. (2005): Congressional Connections: The Diffusion Of An Innovation Among Members Of Congress, conference paper, INSNA International Social Network Analysis Annual Conference, Redondo Beach, February 16-20, 2005.

  • Mergel, I./Binz-Scharf, M./Lazer, D. (2005): Going The Extra Mile: Engaging In Voluntary Knowledge Sharing In Communities Of Practice, conference paper presented at INSNA International Social Network Analysis Annual Conference, Redondo Beach, February 16-20, 2005.

  • Binz-Scharf, M.-C./Mergel, I./Lazer, D. (2005): Searching for answers: Tracing the paths of knowledge in a dispersed community, conference paper, INSNA International Social Network Analysis Annual Conference, Redondo Beach, February 16-20, 2005.

 

 

 

 



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