Research Staff

Toru Kitagawa

Toru is a research staff member at the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice (cemmap) and is also a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Economics. He has previously taught Microeconomectrics and Econometrics for Policy.

Selected Publications

Inference on winners

Many questions in econometrics can be cast as inference on a parameter selected through optimization. For […]

Adam McCloskey, Toru Kitagawa, Isaiah Andrews
10 May 2018 | CWP31/18

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Inference on winners
Adam McCloskey, Toru Kitagawa, Isaiah Andrews
31 December 2018 | CWP73/18
Measurement error and rank correlations

This paper characterizes and proposes a method to correct for errors-in-variables biases in the estimation of […]

Jan Stuhler, Martin Nybom, Toru Kitagawa
12 April 2018 | CWP28/18
Posterior distribution of nondifferentiable functions

This paper examines the asymptotic behavior of the posterior distribution of a possibly nondifferentiable function g(theta), […]

Jonathan Payne, Jose Luis Montiel Olea, Toru Kitagawa
3 October 2017 | CWP44/17

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Posterior distribution of nondifferentiable functions
Amilcar Velez, Jonathan Payne, Jose Luis Montiel Olea, Toru Kitagawa
3 April 2019 | CWP17/19

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Posterior distribution of nondifferentiable functions
Jonathan Payne, Jose Luis Montiel Olea, Toru Kitagawa
9 May 2016 | CWP20/16
Information redundancy neglect versus overconfidence: a social learning experiment

We study social learning in a continuous action space experiment. Subjects, acting in sequence, state their […]

Toru Kitagawa, Philippe Jehiel, Antonio Guarino, Marco Angrisani
22 June 2017 | CWP32/17

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Information redundancy neglect versus overconfidence: a social learning experiment
Toru Kitagawa, Philippe Jehiel, Antonio Guarino, Marco Angrisani
7 November 2018 | CWP63/18
Who should be treated? Empirical welfare maximization methods for treatment choice

One of the main objectives of empirical analysis of experiments and quasi-experiments is to inform policy […]

Aleksey Tetenov, Toru Kitagawa
19 May 2017 | CWP24/17

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Who should be treated? Empirical welfare maximization methods for treatment choice
Aleksey Tetenov, Toru Kitagawa
10 March 2015 | CWP10/15
Uncertain identification

Uncertainty about the choice of identifying assumptions is common in causal studies, but is often ignored […]

Raffaella Giacomini, Alessio Volpicella, Toru Kitagawa
18 April 2017 | CWP18/17

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Uncertain Identification
Alessio Volpicella, Toru Kitagawa, Raffaella Giacomini
6 July 2020 | CWP33/20
Updating ambiguous beliefs in a social learning experiment

We present a social learning experiment in which subjects predict the value of a good in […]

Toru Kitagawa, Philippe Jehiel, Antonio Guarino, Roberta De Filippis
24 March 2017 | CWP13/17

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Updating ambiguous beliefs in a social learning experiment
Philippe Jehiel, Antonio Guarino, Roberta De Filippis, Toru Kitagawa
9 May 2016 | CWP18/16
Equality-minded treatment choice

The goal of many randomized experiments and quasi-experimental studies in economics is to inform policies that […]

Aleksey Tetenov, Toru Kitagawa
22 February 2017 | CWP10/17

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Equality-minded treatment choice
Aleksey Tetenov, Toru Kitagawa
12 December 2018 | CWP71/18
Model averaging in semiparametric estimation of treatment effects

Choosing the covariates and functional form of the propensity score is an important choice for estimating […]

Chris Muris, Toru Kitagawa
1 July 2016 | Journal Article

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Model averaging in semiparametric estimation of treatment effects
Chris Muris, Toru Kitagawa
13 August 2015 | CWP46/15
Updating ambiguous beliefs in a social learning experiment

We present a novel experimental design to study social learning in the laboratory. Subjects have to […]

Philippe Jehiel, Antonio Guarino, Roberta De Filippis, Toru Kitagawa
9 May 2016 | CWP18/16

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Updating ambiguous beliefs in a social learning experiment
Toru Kitagawa, Philippe Jehiel, Antonio Guarino, Roberta De Filippis
24 March 2017 | CWP13/17