Rosa Matzkin

Rosa Matzkin

Charles E. Davidson Distinguished Professor of Economics

Rosa Matzkin

Phone: (310) 825-7371

Office: Bunche Hall 8349

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Rosa Liliana Matzkin is the Charles E. Davidson Distinguished Professor of Economics. Her research has been aimed at creating a tight connection between econometrics and economic theory, avoiding specifications and transformations not implied by economic models. She has developed (i) methods to test the consistency of data with economic models, (ii) methods to identify and estimate nonparametric functions using shape restrictions implied by economic theory, (iii) nonparametric methods that allow unobservable variables to enter in non-additive ways within models, and (iv) methods to identify and estimate nonparametric and non-separable systems of equations. She has worked on models of consumer demand, discrete choice, and equilibrium, among others.

Professor Matzkin is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  She was President and Vice-President of the Econometric Society and member of the Executive Committees of the Econometric Society and the American Economic Association.  She is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the International Association of Applied Econometrics, the Journal of Econometrics, and the Society of Economic Measurement.

Professor Matzkin is co-editing the Handbooks in Economics series (Elsevier) and Vol. 7 of Handbook of Econometrics (Elsevier). She previously served as the chief Editor of Quantitative Economics, as Co-editor of the Research Monograph Series of the Econometric Society, as member of the Editorial Committee of Annual Review of Economics, and as Associate Editor of Econometrica and of Journal of Econometrics.

Before joining UCLA, Professor Matzkin held faculty positions at Yale University and Northwestern University and visiting positions at the University of Chicago, MIT, Caltech, and Universidad de San Andres (Argentina).


Ph.D. University of Minnesota

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Selected Books and Publications

Research Interests

  • Applied Microeconomics