Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TEIAS)

/ Demand Estimation: from Zero to Hero __ Marco Duarte


Demand Estimation: Zero to Hero

March 6 & 9, 2024
(16 & 19 Esfand, 1402)

10:00 AM


1.000.000 Tomans (Waived for graduate students with good standing)


Khatam University Amphitheater

Registration Deadline

March 1, 2024

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March 6, 202411:00-12:30 , 1:30-15:00
March 9, 202411:00-12:30 , 1:30-15:00

Marco Duarte

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


In today’s ever-evolving economic landscape, understanding consumer behavior and accurately estimating demand are paramount for businesses, policymakers, and researchers alike. This workshop provides an introduction for economists to delve into various methodologies and techniques developed in the field of Industrial Organization that are essential for a theoretically sound and empirically convincing demand estimation. Through a combination of methods and practical applications, participants will gain valuable skills to model and estimate consumer preferences and make insightful contributions to their field of research. The workshop curriculum covers the two most common empirical demand environments: demand systems in product space and demand systems in characteristic space, with a focus on discrete choice models (BLP models). We will also cover successfull empirical applications of those environments from academic articles that explore a diverse spectrum of industries such as beverage, primary education, retail groceries, etc.


Marco Duarte

Marco is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research covers topics in the fields of industrial organization and antitrust economics. His papers have been accepted by leading economic journals, such as American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, RAND Journal of Economics, and Quantitative Economics. His current interests include collusive behavior in the fuel industry, vertical relationships in retail, and the competitive conduct of non-profit organizations.