Research Staff

Lars Nesheim

Lars Nesheim is a Reader in Economics at UCL and Co-Director of the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap).

After obtaining his PhD from the University of Chicago in 2001, he worked for 2 years at the Institute for Fiscal Studies before joining the Department of Economics at UCL in 2003. He teaches industrial organization, econometrics and urban economics.

His research interests focus on structural econometrics, computational economics, industrial organization, urban economics, economic dynamics and hedonic models. Since 2007 he has been an Academic Panelist for the Competition Commission providing advice to Commission staff on competition economics.

Selected Publications

The Housing Stock, Housing Prices, and User Costs: The Roles of Location, Structure and Unobserved Quality

Which housing characteristics are important for understanding homeownership rates? How are housing characteristics priced in the […]

Florian Oswald, Lars Nesheim, Jonathan Halket
3 February 2020 | CWP5/20
Using penalized likelihood to select parameters in a random coefficients multinomial logit model

The multinomial logit model with random coefficients is widely used in applied research. This paper is […]

Lars Nesheim, Joel L. Horowitz
15 October 2019 | CWP50/19

Previous version

Sparse demand systems: corners and complements

We propose a demand model where consumers simultaneously choose a few different goods from a large […]

Lars Nesheim, Arthur Lewbel
23 September 2019 | CWP45/19
Using penalized likelihood to select parameters in a random coefficients multinomial logit model

The multinomial logit model with random coefficients is widely used in applied research. This paper is […]

Lars Nesheim, Joel L. Horowitz
26 April 2018 | CWP29/18

Latest version

The housing stock, housing prices, and user costs: the roles of location, structure and unobserved quality

Using the English Housing Survey, we estimate a supply side selection model of the allocation of […]

Florian Oswald, Lars Nesheim, Jonathan Halket
10 December 2015 | CWP73/15
Income effects and the welfare consequences of tax in differentiated product oligopoly

Random utility models are widely used to study consumer choice. The vast majority of applications make […]

Martin O'Connell, Lars Nesheim, Rachel Griffith
8 June 2015 | CWP23/15
Semiparametric estimation of random coefficients in structural economic models

In structural economic models, individuals are usually characterized as solving a decision problem that is governed […]

Anna Simoni, Lars Nesheim, Stefan Hoderlein
4 April 2012 | CWP09/12
Sin taxes in differentiated product oligopoly: an application to the butter and margarine market

There is policy interest in using tax to change food purchasing behaviour. The literature has not […]

Martin O'Connell, Lars Nesheim, Rachel Griffith
13 December 2010 | CWP37/10
Reserve price effects in auctions: estimates from multiple RD designs

We present evidence from 260,000 online auctions of second-hand cars to identify the impact of public […]

Imran Rasul, Lars Nesheim, Syngjoo Choi
15 October 2010 | CWP30/10
Estimating households’ willingness to pay

The recent literature has brought together the characteristics model of utility and classic revealed preference arguments […]

Lars Nesheim, Rachel Griffith
18 August 2010 | CWP24/10