Matthew A Masten

Matthew A Masten

Assistant Professor of Economics

External Address: 
202 Social Sciences, Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708

Professor Masten's research focuses on econometrics and social interactions. He is currently working on models with high dimensional heterogeneity and simultaneity, with applications to social interactions and peer effects.


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 2013

Masten, MA. "Random Coefficients on Endogenous Variables in Simultaneous Equations Models." The Review of Economic Studies 85, no. 2 (April 1, 2018): 1193-1250. Full Text

Masten, MA, and Poirier, A. "Identification of Treatment Effects Under Conditional Partial Independence." Econometrica 86, no. 1 (January 2018): 317-351. Open Access Copy

Masten, MA, and Poirier, A. "Inference on Breakdown Frontiers." (October 20, 2017).

Masten, MA, and Torgovitsky, A. "Identification of Instrumental Variable Correlated Random Coefficients Models." Review of Economics and Statistics 98, no. 5 (December 2016): 1001-1005. Full Text

Masten, MA, and Poirier, A. "Partial Independence in Nonseparable Models." (June 17, 2016).

Chicu, M, and Masten, MA. "A specification test for discrete choice models." Economics Letters 121, no. 2 (November 2013): 336-339. Full Text

Abito, JM, Borovickova, K, Golden, H, Goldin, J, Masten, MA, Morin, M, Poirier, A, Pons, V, Romem, I, Williams, T, and Yoon, C. "How Should the Graduate Economics Core be Changed?." The Journal of Economic Education 42, no. 4 (October 2011): 414-417. Full Text

Masten, MA, and Poirier, A. Interpreting Quantile Independence..