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Interactions Conference: Bringing Together Econometrics and Applied Microeconomics

The Interactions conference is part of the National Science Foundation series of Conferences on Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. This year’s conference was held at the University of Chicago on Oct 18-19, 2019. The goal of the conference was to promote interactions between economists doing empirical work and those working on empirical methodology.


Friday, October 18, 2019
9:30 am
Registration and Breakfast
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Measuring Judicial Bias and Statistical Discrimination in Pretrial Bail Decisions
Will Dobbie, Harvard University
Joe Doyle (Discussant), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
11:00 am - 11:30 am
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stratification Trees for Adaptive Randomization in Randomized Controlled Trials
Max Tabord-Meehan, University of Chicago
Imran Rasul (Discussant), University College London
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Instrumental Variables Quantile Regression with Multivariate Endogenous Variable
Guillaume Pouliot, University of Chicago
Marianne Bitler (Discussant), University of California, Davis
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Interaction of the Labor Market and the Health Insurance System: Employer-Sponsored, Individual, and Public Insurance
Naoki Aizawa, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Matt Notowidigdo (Discussant), Northwestern University
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Partial Identification and Interference for Dynamic Models and Counterfactuals
Eduardo Souza-Rodrigues, University of Toronto
Petra Todd (Discussant), University of Pennsylvania
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Artificial Intelligence for Structural Estimation
Elena Manresa, New York University
John Rust (Discussant), Georgetown University
6:00 pm
Adjourn for the day
Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:30 am
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Nonlinear Incentives and Beliefs: Experimental Evidence from Preferential Admissions
Michela Tincani, University College London
Nikhil Agarwal (Discussant), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
10:00 am - 10:30 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Should Off-Label Drug Prescriptions Be Prevented? Empirical Evidence from France
Tuba Tunçel, HEC Montréal
Gautam Gowrisankaran (Discussant), University of Arizona
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Best Practices for Differentiated Products Demand Estimation with pyBLP
Christopher Conlon, New York University
Frank Wolak (Discussant), Stanford University
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Binarization for Panel Models with Fixed Effects
Irene Botosaru, University of Bristol
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
On Binscatter
Max Farrell, University of Chicago
Jesse Rothstein (Discussant), University of California, Berkeley
3:30 pm
Conference Concludes