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July 30 - 31 - NBER Japan Project Meeting 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
July 30 - 31 - NBER Japan Project Meeting 2018 - Tokyo, Japan
The annual general research conference on the Japanese economy will be held July 30, 2018 in Tokyo. This years conference...
June 12-15 - North American Productivity Workshop - Miami FL
June 12-15 - North American Productivity Workshop - Miami FL
The North American Productivity Workshop (NAPW) is a major biennial conference on the topics of productivity, efficiency and performance analysis....
May 4-7 – POMS – Houston TX
May 4-7 – POMS – Houston TX
Welcoming environment that offers opportunities to meet and network with scholars, researchers, practitioners present and receive...
Jan 28-Feb 2, 2018 - Shape-Constrained Methods: Inference, Applications, and Practice - Banff International Research Station, Alberta, Canada
Jan 28-Feb 2, 2018 - Shape-Constrained Methods: Inference, Applications, and Practice - Banff International Research Station, Alberta, Canada
Estimation in shape-constrained statistical models dates back at least as far as Hildreth [(1954); J. Amer. Statist. Assoc., 49, 598--619],...
July 31 - August 1 - NBER Japan Project Meeting 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
July 31 - August 1 - NBER Japan Project Meeting 2017 - Tokyo, Japan
The annual general research conference on the Japanese economy will be held July 31, 2017 in Tokyo. The conference...

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Ongoing work

Direction Selection in Stochastic Directional Distance Functions
Direction Selection in Stochastic Directional Distance Functions
A distance function allows multiple product production using multiple resources to be modeled. A stochastic directional distance function (SDDF) allows...
Shape Constrained Nonparametric IV Estimators for Production Function Estimation
Shape Constrained Nonparametric IV Estimators for Production Function Estimation
We propose a shape constrained nonparametric IV estimator which imposes a set of shape constraints on a nonparametric IV approach....
Iterative S-shape production function estimation
Iterative S-shape production function estimation
A production function satisfying the Regular Ultra Passum (RUP) law is characterized by increasing returns to scale followed by decreasing...
Sweet or Sour? The Potential for U.S.-Cuban Trade in Sugar
Sweet or Sour? The Potential for U.S.-Cuban Trade in Sugar
This project seeks to analyze the potential for U.S.-Cuban sugar trade with a particular focus on Cuban sugar production. Cuba...
Evaluating Production Function Estimators on Manufacturing Survey Data
Evaluating Production Function Estimators on Manufacturing Survey Data
Organizations like census bureaus rely on non-exhaustive surveys to estimate industry population-level production functions. In this paper we propose selecting...