Elizabeth (Betsy) Bersson


I am a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Statistical Science at Duke University working with Peter Hoff.

Prior to coming to Duke, I worked on macroeconomic theory research with The Macroeconomic and Quantitative Studies group at The Federal Reserve Board.

Research Interests

Broadly, I develop (often Bayesian) methodology that improves inferential precision in analyses with data obtained from multiple groups or sources. I am particularly interested in settings with small to moderate group-level sample sizes. My recent work is related to covariance estimation, small area estimation, and conformal prediction.