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2015 Empirical Microeconomics Workshop

                                                                    Keynote Speakers

  "Duality in Discrete Choice Models"

Matthew Shum, California Institute of Technology

Matthew Shum is a Professor of Economics at the
California Institute of Technology.  His research lies at the intersection of industrial organization, econometrics, and applied microeconomics. He is trying to understand how rational consumer behavior actually is in the field, whether equilibrium models of rational decision making are appropriate for firms, and how optimal real-life firms behave. 

"Methods for Using Selection on Observed Variables to Address Selection on Unobserved Variables"

Chris Taber, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Chris Taber is the John and Tashia Morgridge Chair in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on the development and implementation of econometric models of skill formation. His work on the economics of education includes studies of the effectiveness of Catholic schools and of voucher programs, the importance of borrowing constraints in college going decisions, and general equilibrium models of the labor market. He also has a methodological side and has worked on non-experimental methods for evaluation.