Boston College

Department of Economics


Karim Chalak




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  This statement describes some of my papers and research.

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  Referred Published Papers: 

White, H. and K. Chalak (2009), “Settable Systems: An Extension of Pearl's Causal Model with Optimization, Equilibrium, and Learning,” Journal of Machine learning Research, 10 (Aug), 1759-1799. (PDF).

White, H. and K. Chalak (2010), “Testing a Conditional Form of Exogeneity,” Economics Letters, 109, 88-90. (PDF).

Chalak, K. and H. White (2011), “An Extended Class of Instrumental Variables for the Estimation of Causal Effects,” Canadian Journal of Economics, 44, 1-51. (PDF).

White, H., K. Chalak, and X. Lu (2011), “Linking Granger Causality and the Pearl Causal Model with Settable Systems,” Journal of Machine Learning Research Workshop and Conference Proceedings, 12, 1-29. (PDF).

Schennach, S. M., H. White, and K. Chalak (2012), “Local Indirect Least Squares and Average Marginal Effects in Nonseparable Structural Systems,” Journal of Econometrics, 166, 282-302. (Paper PDF; Supplementary Material PDF).

Chalak, K. and H. White (2012), “Causality, Conditional Independence, and Graphical Separation in Settable Systems,” Neural Computation, 24, 1611–1668. (PDF).

Chalak, K. (2012), “Identification without Exogeneity under Equiconfounding in Linear Recursive Structural Systems,” in X. Chen and N. Swanson (eds.), Causality, Prediction, and Specification Analysis: Recent Advances and Future Directions - Essays in Honor of Halbert L. White, Jr., Springer, 27-55. (Preprint) (PDF).

White, H. and K. Chalak (2013), “Identification and Identification Failure for Treatment Effects using Structural Systems,” Econometric Reviews, 32, 273-317. (Preprint) (PDF).

White, H., H. Xu, and K. Chalak, “Causal Discourse in a Game of Incomplete Information,” Journal of Econometrics, accepted. (Preprint)

Published Comments and Reviews:

Chalak, K. (2010), “Book Review: Statistical Models and Causal Inference: A Dialogue with the Social Sciences, by David A. Freedman,” Journal of Economic Literature, 48, 1033-1035. (PDF).

  Papers under Revision:

Chalak, K. (2013), “Instrumental Variables Methods with Heterogeneity and Mismeasured Instruments,” revise and resubmit, Econometric Theory. (PDF).

Working Papers:

Chalak, K. (2013), “Identification of Average Effects under Magnitude and Sign Restrictions on Confounding,” (with application to the return to schooling and the black-white wage gap), submitted. (PDF).

Chalak, K. and D. Kim (2013), “Identification in Systems of Multiple Structural Equations under Restrictions on Confounding,” (with application to measuring Engel curves).

White, H., M. Al-Sadoon, and K. Chalak (2011), “Rational Expectations and Causality: A Settable Systems View.”

Chalak, K. and H. White (2007), “Identification with Conditioning Instruments in Causal Systems, (PDF).