Synthetic Control Methods: Program

Due to ongoing concerns and public safety and health restrictions associated with COVID-19, this workshop has been postponed.  Additional details will be provided at a later date.

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Day 1

2:00pm - 2:30pm | Welcome and Registration

Welcome and Registration

2:30pm - 3:50pm | Tutorial on SC Methods: Part I

Alberto Abadie (MIT)

3:50pm - 4:10pm | Break

Coffee and tea will be provided

4:10pm - 5:30pm | Tutorial on SC Methods: Part II

Devavrat Shah (MIT)

5:30pm - 6:30pm | Reception and Networking

Reception and networking




Day 2

8:00am - 8:50am | Registration and Breakfast

Coffee and light breakfast will be served

8:50am - 9:00am | Conference Opening Remarks

Alberto Abadie and Devavrat Shah

9:00am - 9:30am | On Robustness of Principal Component Regression

Devarat Shah (MIT)

9:30am - 10:00am | Matrix Completion, Counterfactuals, and Factor Analysis of Missing Data

Serena Ng (Columbia)

10:00am - 10:30am | Break

Coffee and tea will be provided

10:30am - 11:00am | Synthetic Difference in Differences

Stefan Wager (Standford)

11:00am - 11:30am | Combining Matching and Synthetic Control to Trade off Biases from Extrapolation and Interpolation

Alex Torgovitsky (Chicago)

11:30am - 12:00pm | A Penalized Synthetic Control Estimator for Disaggregated Data

Alberto Abadie (MIT)

12:00pm - 1:30pm | Lunch

Lunch will be provided

1:30pm - 2:00pm | Prediction Intervals for Synthetic Control Methods

Yingjie Feng (Princeton)

2:00pm - 2:30pm | Inference for Factor Model Based Average Treatment Effects

Kathleen Li (UT Austin)

2:30pm - 3:00pm | Synthetic Learner: Model-Free Inference on Treatments Over Time

Jelena Bradic (UCSD)

3:00pm - 3:30pm | Break

Coffee and tea will be provided

3:30pm - 4:00pm | A negative control view of synthetic controls: identification, robustness and semiparametric efficiency

Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen (UPenn)

4:-00pm - 4:30pm | Non-Parametric Gaussian Process in Fourier Space for Estimating Counterfactual and Treatment Impact

Uros Seljak (Berkeley)

4:30pm - 5:00pm | Multiple Control Outcomes and the Synthetic Control Method

David Blei (Columbia)

5:00pm - 5:10pm | Closing Remarks
5:10pm - 6:30pm | Closing Reception and Networking

Light snacks will be provided