Associate Professor of Statistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Faculty Associate, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research
Dr. Hansen is Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan, as well as a faculty affiliate of the Survey Research Center and the Population Studies Center. He holds an M.A. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Logic and the Methodology of Science, both from the University of California-Berkeley. His research interests include matching, sensitivity analysis and distribution-free methods for quasi-experiments and experiments, and applications in education, health and social science.
- Hansen, Ben B, Rowan, Brian P, Sales, Adam C. 2018. Rebar: Reinforcing a Matching Estimator With Predictions From High-Dimensional Covariates. Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics 43(1):3-31.
- Hansen, Ben B, Wyss, Richard , Ellis, Alan R, Gagne, Joshua J, Desai, Rishi J, Glynn, Robert J, Stürmer, Til . 2017. The "Dry-Run" Analysis: A Method for Evaluating Risk Scores for Confounding Control. American Journal of Epidemiology 185(9):842-852.
- Hansen, Ben B, Gurm, H , Hosman, C , Bates, E , Share, D , Blue Cross Blue Shield, M . 2015. Comparative Effectiveness and Safety of a Catheterization Laboratory-Only Eptifibatide Dosing Strategy in Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions 8(2)
- Hansen, Ben B, Rosenbaum, Paul R, Small, Dylan S. 2014. Clustered Treatment Assignments and Sensitivity to Unmeasured Biases in Observational Studies. Journal of the American Statistical Association 109(505):133-144.
- Hansen, Ben B, Gurm, Hitinder S, Hosman, Carrie , Share, David . 2013. Comparative safety of vascular closure devices and manual closure among patients having percutaneous coronary intervention. Annals of Internal Medicine 159(10):660-666.
- Morenoff, Jeffrey D, Hansen, Ben B, Diez Roux, Ana V., Cerdá, Magdalena , Tessari Hicks, Kimberly J, Duque, Luis F, Restrepo, Alexandra . 2012. Reducing Violence by Transforming Neighborhoods: A Natural Experiment in Medellín, Colombia. American Journal of Epidemiology 175(10):1045-1053.
- Hansen, Ben B, Kirkland, A R. 2011. 'How do I Bring Diversity?' Race and Class in the College Admissions Essay. Law and Society Review 45(1):103-138.
- Hansen, Ben B, Hosman, Carrie A, Holland, Paul W. 2010. The sensitivity of linear regression coefficients' confidence limits to the omission of a confounder. Annals of Applied Statistics 4(2):849-870.
- Hansen, Ben B, Bowers, J . 2009. Attributing Effects to a Cluster-Randomized Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign. Journal of the American Statistical Association 104(487):873-885.
- Hansen, Ben B, Bowers, J . 2008. Covariate balance in simple, stratified and clustered comparative studies. Statistical Science 23(2):219-236.
- Hansen, Ben B. 2008. The prognostic analogue of the propensity score. Biometrika 95(2):481-488.
- Morenoff, Jeffrey D, Hansen, Ben B, Diez Roux, Ana V., Osypuk, Theresa . 2008. Residential Environments and Obesity: How Can Observational Studies Inform Policy Interventions?. The Health Effects of Social and Economic Policy
- Morenoff, Jeffrey D, Hansen, Ben B, Diez Roux, Ana V., Osypuk, Theresa . 2007. Residential Environments and Obesity: How Can Observational Studies Inform Policy Interventions?. The Health Effects of Social and Economic Policy
- Morenoff, Jeffrey D, House, James S, Hansen, Ben B, Williams, David R., Kaplan, George A., Hunte, H . 2007. Understanding social disparities in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control: The role of neighborhood context. Social science & medicine 65(9):1853-1866.
- Hansen, Ben B, Gnedin, Alexander V, Pitman, Jim . 2007. Notes on the occupancy problem with infinitely many boxes: general asymptotics and power laws. Probability Surveys 3:146-171.
- Hansen, Ben B, Klopfer, S O. 2006. Optimal full matching and related designs via network flows. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics 15(3):609-627.
- Hansen, Ben B. 2004. Full matching in an observational study of coaching for the SAT. Journal of the American Statistical Association 99(467):609-618.