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  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 04:15pm - 05:45pm
    Matthew Thirkettle, Rice University -  Econometrics

    "Identification and Estimation of Network Statistics with Missing Link Data"

    Abstract

    I obtain informative bounds on network statistics in a partially observed network whose formation I explicitly model. Partially observed networks are commonplace due to, for example, partial sampling or incomplete responses in surveys. Network statistics (e.g., centrality measures) are not point identified when the network is partially observed. Worst-case bounds on network statistics can be obtained by letting all missing links take values zero and one. I dramatically improve on the worst-case bounds by specifying a structural model for network formation. An important feature of the model is that I allow for positive externalities in the network-formation process. The networkformation model and network statistics are set identified due to multiplicity of equilibria. I provide a computationally tractable outer approximation of the joint identified region for preferences determining network-formation processes and network statistics. In a simulation study on Katz-Bonacich centrality, I find that worst-case bounds that do not use the network formation model are 44 times wider than the bounds I obtain from my procedure.

    04:15pm - 05:45pm | Virtual - ZOOM Link | Coordinator: Roger Klein

  • Tuesday, April 27, 2021 03:00pm - 04:00pm
    Ethan Ilzetzki, London School of Economics -  Macroeconomic Theory

    "Government Purchases and Plant Level Productivity"

    03:00pm - 04:00pm | Virtual - ZOOM Link | Coordinator: Roberto Chang and Carlos Esquivel Alvarez

  • Monday, May 10, 2021 02:30pm - 04:00pm
    Eric Sims, University of Notre Dame -  Macroeconomic Theory , Money, History and Finance

    *Note Monday -Joint workshop with Macroeconomic Theory and Money, History and Finance.

    02:30pm - 04:00pm | Virtual - ZOOM | Coordinator: Michael D. Bordo

Upcoming Events

Thu Apr 22 @ 4:15PM - 05:45PM
Econometrics
Matthew Thirkettle, Rice University
Fri Apr 23 @ 2:00PM - 03:30PM
Empirical Microeconomics
Marianne Bitler, University of California - Davis
Mon Apr 26 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Money, History and Finance
Sebastian Alvarez, University of Oxford
Tue Apr 27 @ 3:00PM - 04:00PM
Macroeconomic Theory
Ethan Ilzetzki, London School of Economics
Thu Apr 29 @ 4:30PM - 06:00PM
Econometrics
Bob Sherman, California Institute of Technology
Mon May 03 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Money, History and Finance
Sebastian Edwards - University of California - Los Angeles
Mon May 10 @ 2:30PM - 04:00PM
Macroeconomic Theory , Money, History and Finance
Eric Sims, University of Notre Dame