Felix Elwert

Position title: Professor, Sociology

Email: felwert@ssc.wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9510

4426 Sewell Social Sciences

Department of Sociology
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Curriculum vitae


My research and teaching is closely linked to the core themes of the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE). My research is focused in four main areas: (1) social-network and family determinants of health outcomes; (2) mortality, (3) neighborhood effects; (4) methods of causal inference.

CDE research theme area affiliations

Demography of Inequality; Fertility, Families, and Households; Health and the Life Course

Selected Publications

Wodtke, Geoffrey T., Felix Elwert, and David J. Harding. “Neighborhood Effect Heterogeneity by Family Income and Developmental Period: Evidence from a Counterfactual Model of High School Graduation.” American Journal of Sociology 121, no. 4 (2016): 1168-222. PubMed Central ID 4820764.

Elwert, Felix, and Christopher Winship. “Endogenous Selection Bias: The Problem of Conditioning on a Collider Variable.” Annual Review of Sociology 40 (2014): 31-53. NIHMS ID 979472.

O’Malley, James, Felix Elwert, Niels Rosenquist, Alan Zaslavsky, and Nicholas Christakis. “Estimating Peer Effects in Longitudinal Dyadic Data Using Instrumental Variables.” Biometrics 70, no. 3 (2014): 506-15. PubMed Central ID 4213357.

Wrigley-Field, Elizabeth, and Felix Elwert. “Mortality Deceleration and Mortality Selection: Three Unexpected Implications of a Simple Model.” Demography 51, no. 1 (2014): 51-71. PubMed Central ID 4559263.