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Research fields: Industrial organization, Econometrics, Energy and Environmental Economics.

Research interests: Productivity, market structure, set estimation, how regulation and other policies affect technical efficiency.

Working Papers (Most Active)

Identifying productivity when it is a choice

SSRN Link: http://ssrn.com/abstract=3068560

Partial identification of markups from production data (with Amit Gandhi)

The substitution and scale effects of carbon taxation on the productivity of fossil fuel power plants in the United States

SSRN Link: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3223189.

Working Papers (Less Active)

A specification test for a common class of continuous moment inequalities and tests for normality of the factors of production

Inference on functions of parameters partially identified by the intersection of continuous linear inequalities

Published Papers

Flynn, Z. and L. M. Magnusson. Parametric inference using structural break tests. Stata Journal 2013 (4).

Vague Ideas, Unrealized Dreams ("Works in Progress")


Abandoned and unpublished, but useful papers

Estimating logistic regressions via two stage least squares

SSRN Link: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3113069

Paper proposes a simple way to get around convergence problems in logistic regressions and to deal with endogeneity in binary regressions that I've found to be very useful in practice. Especially useful for automated models where the estimates have to be produced automatically for a given dataset which is not known until runtime and you have to be sure the model converges. The method is useful, and it is worth trying if you encounter convergence issues or a model with endogenous covariates and a binary dependent variable.

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