Accepted with minor revisions,
Journal of American Statistical Association
We partially identify the optimal dynamic regime from observational data, relaxing sequential randomization but instead using IVs. As a first step, we establish the sharp partial ordering of welfares, which summarizes the signs of dynamic treatment effects.
Sharp Bounds on Treatment Effects for Policy Evaluation ︎︎︎
with Shenshen Yang
R&R, Journal of Econometrics
We propose a framework to systematically calculate sharp nonparametric bounds (using binary IV) on various policy-relevant treatment parameters that are defined as weighted averages of the MTE.
Shapes as Product Differentiation ︎︎︎
with Eric Schulman, Kristen Grauman, Santhosh Ramakrishnan
Many differentiated products have key attributes that are high-dimensional (e.g., design, text). We consider one of the simplest design products, fonts, and quantify their shapes by constructing neural network embeddings. Using the data from the world's largest online market place for fonts, we study the causal effect of a merger on the merging firm's creative decisions of product differentiation by using the embeddings in a synthetic control method.
*This project is featured in a typography magazine ︎︎︎ and included in the MIT graduate machine learning course ︎︎︎.
On Quantile Treatment Effects, Rank Similarity, and the Variation of IVs ︎︎︎
with Haiqing Xu
We provide a novel interpretation for rank similarity, which motivates us to relax it in a way that is useful to bound the QTEs using multi-valued IVs. The bounds are easy to calculate in practice and are shown to be informative.
Semiparametric Models for Dynamic Treatment Effects and Mediation Analyses with Observational Data ︎︎︎
with Sungwon Lee
We propose a class of semiparametric models using copula to point identify and efficiently estimate dynamic treatment effects and dynamic mediator effects under treatment endogeneity.
Multiple Treatments with Strategic Substitutes ︎︎︎
with Jorge Balat
Journal of Econometrics,
Treatments are determined by strategic interaction, which poses interesting identification problems.
Journal of American Statistical Association,
Vol. 116, pp. 192-195
I discuss identification of optimal treatment rules under treatment endogeneity and propose a novel identifying condition.
Journal of Econometrics,
Vol. 225, pp. 132-147
Time-varying treatment effects are considered in a nonparametric model with treatment endogeneity.
Nonparametric Estimation of Triangular Simultaneous Equations Models under Weak Identification ︎︎︎
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