**Cell ** (845) 797-8632

**Address **University of California, Berkeley

Department of Economics

530 Evans #3880

Berkeley, CA 94720-3880

I am a PhD candidate in Economics at UC Berkeley.

My research interests are in Econometrics and Network Economics.

I will be available for interviews at the AEA/ASSA Annual Meeting in Chicago (January 6-8, 2017)

**Job Market Paper **

I study a regression model in which one covariate is an unknown function of a latent
driver of link formation in a network. Rather than specify and fit a parametric network
formation model, I introduce a new method based on matching pairs of agents with
similar columns of the squared adjacency matrix, the ijth entry of which contains
the number of other agents linked to both agents i and j. The intuition behind this
approach is that for a large class of network formation models the columns of this matrix
characterize all of the identifiable information about individual linking behavior. In
the paper, I first describe the model and formalize this intuition. I then introduce
estimators for the parameters of the regression model and characterize their large
sample properties.

**Work in Progress**