The objective of this project is to enhance knowledge in the construction, identification and estimation of dynamic structural microeconomic models that are used for policy evaluation. This research project is built up having specific economic applications in mind as these applications involve inter-temporal trade-offs for a single or several decision makers. It first seeks to develop original identification results in these applications and attaches special attention to partial identification issues and constructive identification results so as to easily derive estimation techniques. In each specific application, empirical estimates using micro-data will then be used to construct and analyse counterfactuals. The whole sequence of original identification, estimation and prediction results aims at enhancing the quality and credibility of economic policy evaluations.
Project dates: 01/06/2012 – 31/05/2018
TSE contact: Thierry Magnac