Federico Bugni

Associate Professor of Economics

External Address: 
240 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097
(919) 660-1887

Professor Bugni’s research interests are in theoretical econometrics, partial identification, inference, moment (in)equalities, missing data, and stochastic processes. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation. His most recent work has been published in journals like Econometrica. He is currently working on projects the explore the determinants of college graduation, missing functional data, robustness in partial identification, and regression with missing covariates.


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 2008
  • M.A., Northwestern University 2005

Bugni, FA, Canay, IA, and Shi, X. "Inference for subvectors and other functions of partially identified parameters in moment inequality models." Quantitative Economics 8, no. 1 (March 2017): 1-38. (Working Paper) Full Text

Aucejo, EM, Bugni, FA, and Hotz, VJ. "IDENTIFICATION AND INFERENCE ON REGRESSIONS WITH MISSING COVARIATE DATA." Econometric Theory 33, no. 01 (February 2017): 196-241. Full Text

Bugni, FA, Canay, IA, and Shi, X. "Specification tests for partially identified models defined by moment inequalities." Journal of Econometrics 185, no. 1 (March 2015): 259-282. Full Text

Arcidiacono, P, Bayer, P, Bugni, FA, and James, J. "Approximating highdimensional dynamic models: Sieve value function iteration." Advances in Econometrics 31 (January 1, 2013): 45-95. Full Text Open Access Copy

Bugni, FA. "Specification test for missing functional data." Econometric Theory 28, no. 5 (2012): 959-1002. Full Text

Bugni, FA. "Child labor legislation: Effective, benign, both, or neither?." Cliometrica 6, no. 3 (2012): 223-248. Full Text

Bugni, FA, Canay, IA, and Guggenberger, P. "Distortions of Asymptotic Confidence Size in Locally Misspecified Moment Inequality Models." Econometrica 80, no. 4 (2012): 1741-1768. Full Text

Bugni, FA, Hall, P, Horowitz, JL, and Neumann, GR. "Goodness-of-fit tests for functional data." Econometrics Journal, Royal Economic Society 12, no. S1 (January 2009): S1-S18. (Academic Article)

The Long Term Impact of Income Transfers During Childhood awarded by National Bureau of Economic Research (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Collaborative Research: Extending The Scope of Inference in Partially Identified Models awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2015

Large State Space Issues in Dynamic Models awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2014