Friday, June 26, 2020: Applications of and Methods for Network Analysis

Arun Chandrasekhar (Stanford), Bryan Graham (Berkeley)
Moderator: Guido Imbens (Stanford)


Friday, June 5, 2020: Christoph Rothe (Mannheim)

"Bias-Aware Inference in Fuzzy Regression Discontinuity Designs" (with Claudia Noack)
Discussants: Marinho Bertanha (Notre Dame), Keisuke Hirano (PSU)
Moderator: Xiahong Chen (Yale)
Link to paper


Friday, May 22, 2020: Maximilian Kasy (Oxford)

"What do we want? And when do we want it? Alternative objectives and their implications for experimental design."
Discussants: David McKenzie (World Bank), Max Tabord-Meehan (Chicago)
Moderator: Martin Weidner (UCL)
Slides, presentation based on: paper 1, paper 2, paper 3, paper 4, paper 5 (appendix)


Friday, May 8, 2020: Symposium on Synthetic Control Methods

with an introduction by Alberto Abadie (MIT, paper, slides)
Panelists: Susan Athey (Stanford, paper, slides), Bruno Ferman (Sao Paulo School of Economics, paper 1, paper 2, slides), Kaspar Wüthrich (UC San Diego, paper, slides)
Moderator: Jann Spiess (Stanford)


Friday, April 24, 2020: Mikkel Plagborg-Møller (Princeton)

"Local Projection Inference is Simpler and More Robust Than You Think" (with José Luis Montiel Olea)
Discussants: Anna Mikusheva (MIT), Atsushi Inoue (Vanderbilt)
Moderator: Stéphane Bonhomme (Chicago)
Link to paper


Friday, April 10, 2020: Tim Armstrong (Yale)

"Robust Empirical Bayes Confidence Intervals" (with Michal Kolesár and Mikkel Plagborg-Møller)
Discussants: Bruce Hansen (Wisconsin), Toru Kitagawa (UCL)
Moderator: Anna Mikusheva (MIT)
Link to paper


Friday, March 27, 2020: Elena Manresa (NYU)

"An Adversarial Approach to Structural Estimation" (with Tetsuya Kaji and Guillaume Pouliot)
Discussants: Áureo de Paula (UCL), Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford), Bernard Salanié (Columbia)
Moderator: Isaiah Andrews (Harvard


Slides (updated with minor corrections)