YINS Distinguished Lecture, 2/11/15: "Empirical models of network formation with heterogenous agents"

YINS Distinguished Lecture, 2/11/15: "Empirical models of network formation with heterogenous agents"

Talk Summary: 

This talk will survey my recent work on empirical models of network formation. I will emphasize procedures which incorporate unobserved agent characteristics (i.e., heterogeneity). These characteristics may covary with observed agent attributes or policy variables of interest to the researcher.

Speaker: 
Bryan Graham
Associate Professor of Economics at the University of California
Bio: 

Professor Graham studies in the fields of econometrics, labor, and development. He is currently researching small sample properties of alternatives to GMM, and his other research interests include social interactions and poverty traps.