of Virginia

Department of Economics


Karim Chalak











  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. (Link).

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

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. (Link).

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. (Link).

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 Link; Supplementary Material PDF).

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

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. (PDF) (Link).

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

White, H., H. Xu, and K. Chalak (2014), “Causal Discourse in a Game of Incomplete Information,” Journal of Econometrics, 182, 45-58. (Link)

Chalak, K. (2017), “Instrumental Variables Methods with Heterogeneity and Mismeasured Instruments,” Econometric Theory, 33, 69-104. (PDF) (Link).

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. (Link).

  Papers under Review or Revision:

Chalak, K. (2018), “Identification of Average Effects under Magnitude and Sign Restrictions on Confounding,” revised and resubmitted, Quantitative Economics. (Paper PDF; Supplementary Material PDF).

Chalak, K. and D. Kim (2017), “Measurement Error without Exclusion: the Returns to College Selectivity and Characteristics,” revision requested, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. (PDF).

Working Papers:

Chalak, K. and D. Kim (2013), “Identification in Systems of Multiple Structural Equations under Restrictions on Confounding.”

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).