Seminár z optimalizácie - Lukáš Laffers (9.12.2015)

v stredu 9.12.2015 o 13:10 hod. v miestnosti M/125

08. 12. 2015 10.52 hod.
Od: Zuzana Chladná

Prednášajúci: Mgr.Lukáš Laffers, PhD. (Univerzita Mateja Bela, Banská Bystrica) - absolvent EFM

Názov prednášky: Identification in Models with Discrete Variables

Termín: 9.12.2015, 13:10 hod., miestnosť M/125

This paper provides a novel, simple, and computationally tractable method for determining an identified set that can account for a broad set of economic models when the economic variables are discrete. This method is based on linear programming. Using this method, we show using a simple example how imperfect instruments affect the size of the identified set when the assumption of strict exogeneity is relaxed. This knowledge is of great value, as it is interesting to know the extent to which the exogeneity assumption drives results, given it is often a matter of some controversy. Moreover, the flexibility obtained from our newly proposed method suggests that the determination of the identified set need no longer be application specific, with the analysis presenting a unifying framework that algorithmically approaches the question of identification.