Partial Identification, Weak Identification, and Related Econometric Problems

June 5-6, 2013

Organizer: Donald Andrews

8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Sung Jae Jung (Penn State), “Estimating a Nonparametric Triangular Model with Binary Endogenous Regressors” (with Joris Pinkse, Penn State and Haiqing Xu, University of Texas)
9:35 Ivan Canay (Northwestern University), “Inference with Dependent and Heterogeneous Data with an Application to Difference in Differences” (with Joe Romano, Stanford University and Azeem M. Shaikh, University of Chicago)
10:10 Matias Cattaneo (University of Michigan), “Robust Nonparametric Inference in the Regression Discontinuity Design”
10:45 Break
11:15 Timothy Armstrong (Yale University), “Multiscale Adaptive Inference on Conditional Moment Inequalities” (with Hock Peng Chang, National University of Singapore) [Slides]
11:50 Denis Chetverikov (MIT), “Gaussian Approximations and Multiplier Bootstrap for Maxima of Sums of High-Dimensional Random Vectors” (with Victor Chernozhukov, MIT and Kengo Kato, University of Tokyo) [Slides]
12:30 Lunch
1:45 Francesca Molinari (Cornell University), “Inference for Best Linear Approximations to Set Identified Functions” (with Arun Chandrasekhar, MIT, Victor Chernozhukov, MIT, and Paul Schrimpf, University of British Columbia)
2:20 Xiaoxia Shi (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Specification Tests for Partially Identified Models Defined by Moment Inequalities” (with Federico A. Bugni, Duke University and Ivan Canay, Northwestern University)
2:55 Adam Rosen (University College London), “Generalized Instrumental Variable Models” (with Andrew Chesher, University College London)
3:30 Break
4:00 Yanqin Fan (Vanderbilt University), “Inference in Linear Quantile Regression with Dependent Censoring”
4:35 Xun Tang (University of Pennsylvania), “Informational Contents of Special Regressors in Heteroskedatic Binary Regressions” (with Songnian Chen, Princeton University and Shakeeb Khan, Duke University)
6:15 Dinner – Union League Cafe, 1032 Chapel Street
8:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 Frank Kleibergen (Brown University), “Identification and Inference in Linear Dynamic Panel Data Models using GMM” (with Maurice Bun, University of Amsterdam)
9:35 Jean-Marie Dufour (McGill University), “Identification-robust Inference for Endogeneity Parameters in Linear Structural Models” (with Firmin Doko Tchatoka, University of Tasmania) [Abstract]
10:10 Sukjin Han (University of Texas at Austin), “Nonparametric Estimation of Triangular Simultaneous Equations Models under Weak Identification”
10:45 Break
11:15 Katsumi Shimotsu (University of Tokyo), “Testing the Number of Components in Finite Mixture Econometric Models”
11:50 Koen Jochmans (Sciences Po), “Nonparametric Spectral-based Estimation of Latent Structures” (with Stephane Bonhomme, CEMFI and Jean-Marc Robin, Sciences Po)
12:30 Lunch
1:45 Kyungchul (Kevin) Song (University of British Columbia), “Inference on a Large Bayesian Game
2:20 Toru Kitagawa (University College London), “Robust Bayes Inference for Partially Identified VARs” (with Raffaella Giacomini, University College London)
2:55 Pepe Montiel (Harvard University), “Efficient Conditionally Similar-on-the-Boundary Tests” [Slides]
3:30 Break
4:00 Joerg Stoye (Cornell University), “Nonparametric Analysis of Random Utility Models: Testing” (with Yuichi Kitamura, Yale University)
4:35 Adam McCloskey (Brown University), “On the Computation of Size-Correct Power-Directed Tests with Null Hypothesis Characterized by Inequalities”


Donald Andrews (Yale University)
Isiash Andrews (MIT)
Timothy Armstrong (Yale University
Marianne Bruins (Yale University)
Federico Bugni (Duke University)
Ivan Canay (Northwestern University)
Matias Cattaneo (University of Michigan)
Xiaohong Chen (Yale University)
Xu Cheng (University of Pennsylvania)
Denis Chetverikov (MIT)
Timothy Christensen (Yale University)
Giovanni Compiani (Yale University)
James Duffy (Yale University)
Jean-Marie Dufour (McGill University)
Yanqin Fan (Vanderbilt University)
Amit Gandhi (University of Wisconsin-Wisconsin)
Patrik Guggenberger (UC San Diego)
Sukjin Han (University of Texas at Austin)
Hiroaki Kaido (Boston University)
Shakeeb Khan (Duke University)
Frank Kleibergen (Brown University)
Tao Jin (Harvard University)
Koen Jochmans (Sciences Po)
Sung Jae Jun (Penn State)
Toru Kitagawa (University College London)
Yuichi Kitamura (Yale University)
Ji Hyung Lee (Yale University)
Adam McCloskey (Brown University)
Francesca Molinari (Cornell University)
Pepe Montiel (Harvard University)
Byoung Park (Yale University)
Joris Pinkse (Penn State)
Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po)
Adam Rosen (University College London)
Stefan Schneeberger (Institute for Advanced Studies)
Azeem M. Shaikh (University of Chicago)
Xiaoxia Shi (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Zhentao Shi (Yale University)
Katsumi Shimotsu (University of Tokyo)
Kyungchul (Kevin) Song (University of British Columbia)
Joerg Stoye (Cornell University)
Rami Tabri (McGill University)
Xun Tang (University of Pennsylvania)
Zhaoguo Zhan (Tsinghua University-Beijing)

Conference Frequently Asked Questions

Yale provides visitors two Wi-Fi network options:

  • YaleGuest
  • Eduroam

YaleGuest is a public, insecure wireless network available for anyone’s use, but has limited network access. Due to security reasons, certain programs and functionality may not be accessible via the YaleGuest network, e.g., Dropbox, Skype, and Box.  

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.

If your institution is a partneraccess the Eduroam network by selecting Eduroam from the Wi-Fi list on your mobile device and sign-in using your home institution’s credentials*. View Eduroam’s complete listing of U.S. participating schools; International visitors can look for institutional listings on this country page.

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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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The Cowles Foundation is located in the heart of Yale’s campus at 30 Hillhouse Avenue.  Use the Yale online campus map to help find your way around.

If you need assistance with an Omni Hotel room reservation, please contact Alyson Perri, Convention Services Manager, Omni Hotels.

In cases of emergency, contact the appropriate department listed below:

You can also report a crime or send an anonymous text tip through our Bulldog Mobile (LiveSafe) app. (To register for Bulldog Mobile please visit the Yale LiveSafe page)

For addtional emergency information, visit the Yale Emergency Management website.

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.