This is the third of three volumes containing edited versions of papers and commentaries presented at invited symposium sessions of the Tenth World Congress of the Econometric Society, held in Shanghai in August 2010. The papers summarize and interpret key developments in economics and econometrics, and they discuss future directions for a wide variety of topics, covering both theory and application. Written by the leading specialists in their fields, these volumes provide a unique, accessible survey of progress on the discipline. The first volume primarily addresses economic theory, with specific focuses on nonstandard markets, contracts, decision theory, communication and organizations, epistemics and calibration, and patents.
Daron Acemoglu is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal in 2005. He is the author of numerous works including Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, with James Robinson (Cambridge University Press, 2006) and Introduction to Modern Economic Growth (2009). He is the current editor of Econometrica. Manuel Arellano is a Professor of Econometrics at CEMFI, Madrid. His many published articles have appeared in numerous journals, including Econometrica, the Journal of Econometrics and The Economic Journal. He is the author of Panel Data Econometrics (2003) and currently serves as second vice-president of the Econometric Society. Eddie Dekel is the William R. Kenan, Jr Professor of Economics at Northwestern University and Grace and Daniel Ross Professor of Economics at Tel Aviv University. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a past editor of Econometrica, and a current associate editor of Theoretical Economics and the Journal of Economic Literature.
Part I. Econometrics of Industrial Organization: 1. Game theory and econometrics: a survey of some recent research Patrick Bajari, Han Hong and Denis Nekipelov; 2. Recent developments in empirical IO: dynamic demand and dynamic games Victor Aguirregabiria and Aviv Nevo; 3. Estimation of (dynamic) games: a discussion Martin Pesendorfer; Part II. Macroeconometrics: 4. Macroeconomics and volatility: data, models, and estimation Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde and Juan Rubio-Ramirez; 5. Estimation and evaluation of DSGE models: progress and challenges Frank Schorfheide; 6. Discussion of Fernandez-Villaverde and Rubio-Ramirez as well as Schorfheide Harald Uhlig; Part III. Econometric Theory: 7. Estimation and inference methods for high-dimensional sparse econometric models Alexandre Belloni, Victor Chernozhukov and Christian B. Hansen; 8. Measurement error in nonlinear models - a review Susanne Schennach; 9. Penalized least square methods for latent variables models Stephane Bonhomme; Part IV. Empirical Microeconomics: 10. Productivity and management practices John Van Reenen; 11. ExtrapoLATE-ing: external validity and overidentification in the LATE framework Josh Angrist and Ivan Fernandez-Val; Part V. Time Series and Panels: 12. Panel data models and factor analysis Jushan Bai; 13. Penalized sieve estimation and inference of semi-nonparametric dynamic models: a selective review Xiaohong Chen; Part VI. Mirrlees Review: Rethinking the Tax System for the Twenty-First Century: 14. Empirical evidence and tax design Richard Blundell; 15. A review of the Mirrlees Review: labor tax reforms Roger Gordon; 16. The Mirrlees Review and optimal labor income tax and transfer programs Guy Laroque.