Sebastian  Calonico

Sebastian Calonico

Assistant Professor, Economics

Research Interests

Microeconometrics, causal inference, nonparametric methods

Featured Publications

  • · “Robust Nonparametric Confidence Intervals for Regression-Discontinuity Designs”, with Matias Cattaneo and Rocio Titiunik. Econometrica, 82(6): 2295-2326, 2014.

    · “Optimal Data-Driven Regression Discontinuity Plots”, with Matias Cattaneo and Rocio Titiunik. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 110(512): 1753-1769, 2015.

    · “The Women of the National Supported Work Demonstration”', with Jeffrey Smith. Journal of Labor Economics, 35(S1): S65-S97, 2017.

    · “On the Effect of Bias Estimation on Coverage Accuracy in Nonparametric Inference”', with Matias Cattaneo and Max Farrell. Journal of the American Statistical Association, forthcoming.


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Michigan, 2014
  • M.A., Statistics, University of Michigan, 2012
  • M.A., Economics, Torcuato Di Tella University, 2005
  • B.A., Economics, University of Buenos Aires, 2002

Honors and Awards

  • Statistical Software Award for developing statistical software that makes a significant research contribution, Society for Political Methodology. RD Packages:, 2017
  • Citations of Excellence Award for highly cited papers relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing, Emerald Group Publishing., 2017
  • Gosnell Prize for best work in methodology presented at any political science conference during the preceding year, Society for Political Methodology, American Political Science Association, 2015
Sebastian  Calonico


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