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Principal Investigator:
Dr Debopam Bhattacharya

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Title: Edwel


Description: Measurement of consumer welfare is central to economic evaluations. It underlies calculation of price-indices, formulation of tax policies, and environmental and industrial regulation. But existing measurement methods rely on restrictive assumptions about consumer preferences, leading to potentially incorrect conclusions regarding policy-impacts. The proposed project aims to make fundamental contributions to empirical welfare analysis by developing nonparametric approaches, which would avoid such assumptions and thus produce reliable welfare estimates from micro-data. The emphasis will be on welfare-evaluation of price/quality changes in the under researched but common real-life setting of discrete-choice, e.g., the impact of tuition subsidies for college entrants, fare-hikes for passengers and access to new channels for TV viewers. The project will cover (i) discrete choice with multinomial/ordered/non-exclusive alternatives, (ii) random coefficient choice-models, (iii) settings where

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(University of Montreal )
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Recent Publications

Bhattacharya, D. Nonparametric welfare analysis for discrete choice Econometrica [2015]

Dhaene, G. and Jochmans, K. Split-panel Jackknife Estimation of Fixed-Effect Models Review of Economic Studies [2015]

Latest CWPE


Double-question Survey Measures for the Analysis of Financial Bubbles and Crashes, Pesaran, Hashem. and Johnsson. Ida.


Simple Nonparametric Estimators for the Bid-Ask Spread in the Roll Model, Chen, X., Linton, O. and Schneeberger, S.


Long-Run Debt Ratios with Fiscal Fatigue, Robertson, D. and Tambakis, D.