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From Theory to Practice: New Developments in Structural Econometrics and Policy Analysis

In recent years there has been tremendous progress in the use of structural econometric models for policy evaluation and analysis. This conference brought together leaders and experts from a variety of related areas, ranging from methodological areas, such as econometrics, statistics and causal inference, to applied areas, including environmental economics, energy policy and regulation, public finance, and international trade policy.

Agenda

Friday, May 31, 2019
8:15 am - 9:00 am
Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:30 am
SESSION 1


Chair
Jeremy Fox, Rice University

Recent Developments in Climate Change Adaptation Research
Matthew Kahn, University of Southern California

Does Racial Bias Distort Neighborhood Choice? The Impacts of Discrimination on Welfare and Revealed Preference in the Rental Housing Market
Chris Timmins, Duke University

Short-Run and Long-Run Impacts of Environmental Regulations on the U.S. Electricity Sector from 1938-1999
Akshaya Jha, Carnegie Mellon University

10:30 am - 11:00 am
BREAK
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
SESSION 2


Chair
Andres Santos, University of California, Los Angeles

Market Power and Incentive-based Capacity Payment Mechanisms
Shaun McRae, ITAM

Multi-Unit Auctions: Some Practical Insights
Mar Reguant, Northwestern University

Quantifying market distortions of real estate agents
Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
LUNCH
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
SESSION 3


Chair
Matthew Shum, California Institute of Technology

Quantitative Analysis of Multi-Party Tariff Negotiations
Robert Staiger, Dartmouth College

Measuring and Encouraging Novelty in Research
Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford University

An Empirical Framework for Sequential Assignment: The Allocation of Deceased Donor Kidneys
Paulo Somaini, Stanford University

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
BREAK
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
SESSION 4


Chair
Azeem Shaikh, University of Chicago

Hui: A Case Study of a Sequential Double Auction of Capital
Harry Paarsch, University of Central Florida

Common Values, Unobserved Heterogeneity, and Endogenous Entry in U.S. Offshore Oil Lease Auctions
Philip Haile, Yale University

Fast, “Robust”, and Approximately Correct: Estimating Mixed Demand Systems
Bernard Salanie, Columbia University