SOME USEFUL RESOURCES FOR Ph.D. STUDENTS
Last update: June 15, 2021.
On Computer Codes:
Aviv Nevo's MATLAB code to estimate Random Coefficients Logit Model using the nested fixed point algorithm (it replicates the estimations in his Practitioner's Guide paper). These codes are for teaching purposes; they work well with Aviv's cereal data but you may want to check them for other applications. Other versions of Aviv's codes can be found in Bronwyn Hall's and Eric Rasmusen's web pages.
Jean-Pierre Dubé's MATLAB code for BLP’s GMM estimator of the Random Coefficients Logit Model using the MPEC algorithm.
Che-Lin Su's MPEC codes.
Chris Conlon's Github code. Also, Chris' Python BLP package with examples using the datasets by BLP (1995) and Nevo (2001).
Victor Aguirregabiria's GAUSS computer codes.
MATLAB code to construct Halton Sequences in N-dimensions (useful for Monte Carlo Integration) from Allan Collard-Wexler web page.
Stata module to estimate Berry, Levinsohn, and Pakes Random Coefficients Logit estimator. I have not tried it but I will be happy to hear from anyone's experience.
Replication of BLP, by Matt Gentzkow and Jesse Shapiro, with code and data.
Calculating the "Log Sum of Exponentials" for dynamic discrete choice models, by Jason Blevins.
Web Page for Research Computing at BU, started by Marc Rysman.
Note: I do not own nor do I have permission to distribute or use any of these data. I have compiled this list for education purposes. I have used different sources: the Center of Study for Industrial Organization at Northwestern University, web pages from several IO economists, and publicly available links. Please contact the relevant owners to obtain their authorization before using the data.
On Heterogeneous Topics:
How to Write a Referee Report in Economics, by J. B. Berk, C. R. Harvey and D. Hirshleifer.
Reviewer Guidelines to Conduct a Referee Report, by Elsevier.
"8 reasons I accepted your article," by By Elizabeth Zwaaf.
Mentoring Reading Materials, from the AEA site.
Avinash Dixit's "system of work" for research economists.
The Center for the Study of Industrial Organization at Northwestern.
The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life (by Radhika Nagpal) .
Levels of Excellence.
"The Fine Art of Baloney Detection," by Carl Sagan (Chapter 12, The Demon-Haunted World, 1966).
CV of Failures by Johannes Haushofer. Permanent here and here.
"Some Notes on the Art of Theoretical Modeling in Economics," by A. Dixit.
"My System of Work (Not!)," by A. Dixit.
"Reflections on the Day," by Peter C. B. Phillips.
"Which College Degrees Get the Highest Salaries?" based on PayScale’s survey of 1.2 million users that graduated only with a bachelor degree in the U.S.
"An Option Value Problem from Seinfeld," by A. Dixit.
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