Graduate Mini -Course 2018

We are very excited to have Arthur Lewbel (Boston College) as this year's graduate mini-course lecturer.

Course title: "Identification in Econometric Theory and Practice"

Attendance by MA and PhD students is strongly encouraged and expected, especially by those doing or planning to do any research using data.

Arthur Lewbel is an econometric theorist at Boston College. He has been incredibly productive, having published more than 20 articles in Econometrica, American Economic Review and Journal of Political Economy over his career. He is also an extremely good communicator with general-interest economists, which cannot be said for many run-of-the-mill econometricians.


He will present an overview of the theory of identification in Econometrics, aimed at general-interest faculty and graduate students. The mini-course will have 4 main objectives:

  1. Provide a general framework for characterizing identification concepts
  2. Define and summarize, with examples, the many different terms associated with identification.
  3. Show how these terms relate to each other.
  4. Discuss concepts closely related to identification, e.g., observational equivalence, normalizations, and the differences in identification between structural models and randomization based reduced form (causal) models.

Please let Alex Karaivanov or Krishna Pendakur (the host) know if you have any questions.


Time Schedule:

Thursday, March 1, 12.30-2.30pm, WMC 3611

Friday, March 2, 10.30-12.30, WMC 3611

Monday, March 5, 2.30-4.30pm, WMC 3611