Endogenous Regressors in Nonseparable Models

June 7-8, 2010

Organizers: Azeem Shaikh and Edward Vytlacil

9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Andrew Chesher (University College London), “Sharp Identified Sets for Discrete Variable IV Models” (with K. Smolinski)
10:00 Richard Chiburis (University of Texas at Austin), “Bounds on Treatment Effects Using Many Types of Monotonicity”
10:30 Break
11:00 Toru Kitagawa (University College London), “Identification Region of the Potential Outcome Distributions Under Instrument Independence”
11:30 Victor Chernozhukov (MIT), “Inference on Counterfactual Distributions in Nonseparable Models” (with I. Fernandez-Val and B. Melly)
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Nese Yildiz (University of Rochester), “Identification of Average Treatment Effect in a Triangular Model”, (with S.J. Jun, J. Pinkse, and H. Xu)
1:30 Sung Jae Jun (Penn State), “Tighter Bounds in Triangular Systems” (with J. Pinske and H. Xu)
2:00 Tiemen Woutersen (John Hopkins University), “Instrumental Variable Estimation with Discrete Endogenous Regressors”
2:30 Break
3:00 Liangjun Su (Singapore Management University), “Testing for Monotonicity in Unobservables with Panel Data” (with S. Hoderlein and H. White)
3:30 Geert Ridder (USC), “Some Specification Tests for Nonseperable Nonparametric Models” (with D. Ackerberg and J. Hahn)
4:00 Break
4:30 Shakeeb Khan (Duke University), “Information Bounds and Impossibility Theorems for Simultaneous Discrete Response Models” (with D. Nekipelov)
5:00 Whitney Newey (MIT), “Identification in Semiparametric and Nonparametric Conditional Moment Models” (with X. Chen, V. Chernozhukov, S. Lee)
6:30 Dinner, Ibiza, 39 High Street
9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:30 Bryan Graham (New York University), “Identification and Estimation of a Random Coefficient Panel Data Model with Triangular Endogeneity” (with J. Powell)
10:00 Kirill Evdokimov (Yale University), “Nonparametric Identification of a Nonlinear Panel Model with Application to Duration Analysis with Multiple Spells”
10:30 Break
11:00 Kyoo il Kim (University of Minnesota), “Control Functions for a Class of Non-Separable Models without Independence and Monotonicity Conditions” (with A. Petrin)
11:30 Amit Gandhi (University of Wisconsin, Madison),  “The Interaction of Observed and Unobserved Factors in Discrete Choice Demand Models” (with K. Kim and A. Petrin)
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Arthur Lewbel (Boston College), “Nonparametric Euler Equation Identification and Estimation” (with O. Linton)
2:00 Rosa Matzkin (UCLA), “Nonparametric Estimation in LDV Models with Simultaneity”
2:30 Break
3:00 Stephane Bonhomme (CEMFI), “Quantile Selection Models” (with M. Arellano)
3:30 Alexander Torgovitsky (Yale University), “Identification and Estimation of Nonparametric Quantile Regressions with Endogeneity”
4:00 Break
4:30 Stefan Hoderlein (Brown University), “Continuous Treatment Effects” (with Y. Sasaki)
5:00 Hidehiko Ichimura (University of Tokyo), “Program Evaluation with Continuous Treatment Under Monotonicity Restriction” (with Y. Arai)


C. Alan Bester (University of Chicago)
Stephane Bonhomme (CEMFI)
Sylvain Chabe-Ferret (CEMAGREF)
Victor Chernozhukov (MIT)
Andrew Chesher (University College London)
Richard Chiburis (University of Texas, Austin)
Aureo de Paula (University of Pennsylvania)
Kirill Evdokimov (Yale University)
Bryan Graham (New York University)
Sukjin Han (Yale University)
Jerry Hausman (MIT)
Stefan Hoderlein (Brown University)
Han Hong (Stanford University)
Luojia Hu (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Hidehiko Ichimura (University of Tokyo)
Sung-Jae Jun (Penn State)
Shakeeb Khan (Duke University)
Toru Kitagawa (University College London)
Kyoo il Kim (University of Minnesota)
Sokbae Lee (University College London)
Arthur Lewbel (Boston College)
Cecilia Mercado (Columbia University)
Charles Manski (Northwestern University)
Rosa Matzkin (UCLA)
Blaise Melly (Brown University)
Salvador Navarro (University of Wisconsin)
Whitney Newey (MIT)
Amil Petrin (University of Minnesota)
Joris Pinske (Penn State)
Demian Pouzo (UC- Berkeley)
James Powell (UC- Berkeley
Geert Ridder (USC)
Joerg Stoye (NYU)
Liangjun Su (Singapore Management University)
Elie Tamer (Northwestern University)
Alex Torgovitsky (Yale University)
Tiemen Woutersen (Johns Hopkins University)
Hiaqing Xu (Penn State)
Nese Yildiz (University of Rochester)

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

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If possible, we recommended you use the Eduroam wireless network.  Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, world-wide roaming access service that allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campuses when visiting other participating institutions.

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The conference will be held at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Evans Hall located at 165 Whitney Ave and is about a 20 minute walk from the Blake Hotel. The easiest route to SOM from the Blake Hotel is to go south-east on George Street and turn left on Temple St. Temaple will merge into Whitney Avenue. SOM will be on the right side of the street across from the Peabody Museum (see map below).

The conference will be held at the Yale School of Management (SOM), Evans Hall located at 165 Whitney Ave and is about a 15 minute walk from the Omni Hotel. The easiest route to SOM from the Omni Hotel is to go north on Temple St. which merges into Whitney Avenue. SOM will be on the right side of the street across from the Peabody Museum (see map below).

For travel expense reimbursement for the 2020 Cowles GE Conference, please send the following items by Friday, July 31, 2020.

For travel expense reimbursement for the 2020 Cowles Summer Conferences, please send the following items by Friday, September 11, 2020.


  • Complete the appropriate online conference travel reimbursement form (These online forms allow you to upload any/all relevant forms and receipts which will be bundled together as one document):
  • Please upload any/all receipts for airfare (economy only)/rail and ground transportation. Receipts must be itemized and show proof of payment (i.e., if paid by credit card the receipt should show the last 4 digits of the credit card).

Note, vouchers for previously canceled or unrelated travel cannot be reimbursed if used to pay for any Cowles related travel.





Email or send original receipts, completed travel reimbursement form, and applicable international forms to:

Darlene Smith
Event & Visitor Assistant Administrator
Cowles Foundation at Yale University
30 Hillhouse Avenue
P.O. Box 208281
New Haven, CT 06520

Email questions to Darlene Smith


The conference sessions are held on the second floor in Evans Hall at the Yale School of Management. Restrooms can be found on the perimeter of the building along the sides and back of the building.

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Yes, a shuttle bus will be arranged to drive between the hotel and conference location. Typically, an announcement will be sent out from Darlene Smith the day before with additional information.