• Publications
  • Influence
Single Crossing Properties and the Existence of Pure Strategy Equilibria in Games of Incomplete Information
  • S. Athey
  • Economics, Computer Science
  • 1 July 2001
This paper analyzes a class of games of incomplete information where each agent has private information about her own type, and the types are drawn from an atomless joint probability distribution. Expand
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Estimation and Inference of Heterogeneous Treatment Effects using Random Forests
We develop a nonparametric causal forest for estimating heterogeneous treatment effects that extends Breiman’s widely used random forest algorithm. Expand
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Recursive partitioning for heterogeneous causal effects
  • S. Athey, G. Imbens
  • Computer Science, Mathematics
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 5 April 2015
In this paper we propose methods for estimating heterogeneity in causal effects in experimental and observational studies and for conducting hypothesis tests about the magnitude of differences in treatment effects. Expand
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Identification of Standard Auction Models
We propose a general specification of the latent demand and information structure, nesting both private values and common values models, and allowing correlated types as well as ex ante asymmetry. Expand
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Generalized Random Forests
We propose generalized random forests, a method for non-parametric statistical estimation based on random forests (Breiman, 2001) that can be used to fit any quantity of interest identified as theExpand
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Nonparametric Approaches to Auctions
This chapter discusses structural econometric approaches to auctions. Remarkably, much of what can be learned from auction data can be learned without restrictions beyond those derived from theExpand
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Position Auctions with Consumer Search
This paper examines a model in which advertisers bid for "sponsored-link" positions on a search engine. The value advertisers derive from each position is endogenized as coming from sales to aExpand
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An Empirical Framework for Testing Theories About Complimentarity in Organizational Design
This paper studies alternative empirical strategies for estimating the effects of organization design practices on performance, as well as the factors which determine organizational design, in aExpand
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Approximate Residual Balancing: De-Biased Inference of Average Treatment Effects in High Dimensions.
There are many settings where researchers are interested in estimating average treatment effects and are willing to rely on the unconfoundedness assumption, which requires that the treatmentExpand
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Comparing Open and Sealed Bid Auctions: Evidence from Timber Auctions
We study entry and bidding patterns in sealed bid and open auctions with heterogeneous bidders. Using data from U.S. Forest Service timber auctions, we document a set of systematic effects of auctionExpand
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