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Guido W. Imbens

Guido W. Imbens
Professor, Economics
GuidoW.Imbens
Professor of Economics
The Applied Econometrics Professor
Academic Area: 
Economics

Research Statement

Guido Imbens does research in econometrics and statistics. His research focuses on developing methods for drawing causal inferences in observational studies, using matching, instrumental variables, and regression discontinuity designs.

Bio

Guido Imbens is Professor of Economics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. After graduating from Brown University Guido taught at Harvard University, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. He joined the GSB in 2012. Imbens specializes in econometrics, and in particular methods for drawing causal inferences. Guido Imbens is a fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Awards and Honors

  • Stanford GSB Trust Faculty Fellow, 2013-2014

Publications

Journal Articles

Katherine E. Casey, Guido W. Imbens, E. Miguel, C. Camerer, J. Cohen, K.M. Esterling, A. Gerber, R. Glennerster, D.P. Green, D. Laitin, L. Neslon, B.A. Nosek, M. Petersen, R. Sedlmayr, J.P. Simmons, U. Simonsohn, M. Van der Laan. Science. January 3, 2014, Vol. 343, Issue 6166, Pages 30-31.

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2014-15

This is the first course in the sequence in graduate econometrics. The course covers some of the probabilistic and statistical underpinnings of econometrics, and explores the large-sample properties of maximum likelihood estimators. You are...

This is an advanced course on quantitative methods for empirical research. Students are expected to have taken a course in linear models before. In this course I will discuss modern econometric methods for nonlinear models, including maximum...

2013-14

Most statistical questions involving data ultimately are about causal effects. What is the effect of changing prices on demand? What is the effect of an advertising campaign on demand. In this course we discuss statistical methods for analyzing...

This is the first course in the sequence in graduate econometrics. The course covers some of the probabilistic and statistical underpinnings of econometrics, and explore in depth the large-sample properties of maximum likelihood estimators. You...

This is an advanced course on quantitative methods for empirical research. Students are expected to have taken a course in linear models before. In this course I will discuss modern econometric methods for nonlinear models, including maximum...

2012-13

This is an advanced course on quantitative methods for empirical research. Students are expected to have taken a course in linear models before. In this course I will discuss modern econometric methods for nonlinear models, including maximum...

School News

July 11, 2012
Award-winning economist Susan Athey, noted econometrician Guido Imbens, corporate finance expert Joshua Rauh, and others to join Stanford GSB faculty.