The Penn State Department of Economics

Andres Aradillas-Lopez

Associate Professor of Economics



Room Address: 
518 Kern Bldg.
Deptartment of Economics 
Penn State University 
University Park, PA  16802
email: photograph of Old Main, PSU
Phone:  814-863-2157 Fax: 814-863-4775


Curriculum Vitae



Welcome. I perform research in semiparametric microeconometric models, with a special focus on robust inference in strategic interaction models such as games and auctions. My work focuses on identification and inference of these models under weak assumptions concerning their underlying structure (distribution of unobservables, parametric specification of payoffs, etc.) as well as agents' behavior (e.g, allowing for nonequilibrium behavior and bounded rationality). Financial Support from the National Science Foundation through Grants SES 0718409/0946894 and SES 0922062 is gratefully acknowledged.


Published papers:

A Simple Test for Moment Inequality Models with an Application to English Auctions (Appendix Supplement) (with Amit Gandhi and Dan Quint), Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 194, No. 1, 2016, pp: 96-115.

Estimation of Games with Ordered Actions: An Application to Chain-Store Entry (Online Appendix) (with Amit Gandhi), Quantitative Economics, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2016, pp: 727-780.

Identification and Inference in Ascending Auctions with Correlated Private Values (Online Appendix) (with Amit Gandhi and Dan Quint), Econometrica, Vol. 81, No. 2, 2013, pp. 489-534.

Pairwise Difference Estimation of Incomplete Information Games (Appendix Supplement), Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 168, No. 1, 2012, pp. 120-140.

Nonparametric Probability Bounds for Nash Equilibrium Actions in a Simultaneous Discrete Game (Appendix Supplement), Quantitative Economics, Vol. 2, No. 2, 2011, pp. 135-171.

Semiparametric Estimation of a Simultaneous Game with Incomplete Information (Appendix Supplement), Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 157, No. 2, 2010, pp. 409-431. Winner of the 2011 Dennis J. Aigner Award by the Journal of Econometrics

The Identification Power of Equilibrium in Simple Games (with comments and rejoinder), (with Elie Tamer) Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 261-283.

Pairwise Difference Estimation with Nonparametric Control Variables, (with Bo E. Honore and James L. Powell) International Economic Review, Vol. 48, No. 4, pp. 1119-1158.


Under review for publication:

Inference in Ordered Response Games with Complete Information (with Adam Rosen), CeMMAP working paper CWP33/13, July, 2013. October, 2016 version. R&R at Journal of Econometrics.

Semiparametric Efficiency in Models with Rational Expectations , February, 2015. R&R at Journal of Econometrics

Nonparametric Tests for Conditional Affiliation in Auctions and Other Models , November, 2016. R&R at Journal of Econometrics

Simple Estimators for Invertible Index Models: A Comment , January, 2016. Requested by Journal of Business and Economic Statistics


Working papers and work in progress:  

Testing Competition in U.S. Offshore Oil and Gas Lease Auctions (with Phil Haile, Ken Hendricks and Robert Porter. DRAFT COMING SOON)

Using Rationalizable Bounds for Conditional Choice Probabilities as Control Variables , June, 2011. 

Inference in Generalized Conditional Moment Inequality Models  

Nonparametric Tests of Conditional Affiliation



ECON 402.- Decision Making and Strategy in Economics

ECON 589.- Seminar in Econometric Theory

ECON 465.- Cross Sectional Econometrics

ECON 510.- Econometrics I (Ph.D)


Past courses taught at the University of Wisconsin: