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Principal Investigator:
Dr Debopam Bhattacharya

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Title: Edwel

Sponsor: ECH2020 EUROPEAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (ERC)

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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Byunghoon (David) Kang
(Lancaster University)
'Inference in Nonparametric Series Estimation with Specification Searches for the Number of Series Terms'
Wednesday 25th April 2018 2:00pm
Keynes Room,
Dacheng Xiu
(Chicago Booth)
'Asset Pricing with Omitted Factors'
Wednesday 2nd May 2018 2:00pm
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