Leonard Goff

Welcome! I am an assistant professor of economics at the University of Calgary. I mainly do research in econometrics with a focus on treatment effects and nonparametric identification, and topics in labor economics related to nonwage aspects of work and market power. I also have interests in public and environmental economics.

You can reach me at leonard.goff@ucalgary.ca.


Working Papers

Some other work in progress

  • Strategic wage concealment and labor market power (with Matt Knepper and Ian Schmutte)
  • Testing identifying assumptions in structural models (with Désiré Kédagni and Huan Wu)
  • The welfare effects of conditioning the potential duration of UI benefits on prior work history (with Simon Quach)
  • Simplified inference for linear systems (with Eric Mbakop)
  • Improving bounds on the distribution of treatment effects (with Teresa Molina)
  • RDD without a discontinuity (with Junlong Feng)


Teaching Materials

Causal inference in econometrics (Winter 2023; UCalgary ECON715 Advanced Econometrics II)

  • Class notes: [PDF]

    UCalgary Math Camp 2022 and 2023

  • Section 1: Probability. [Slides]
  • Section 2: [LLN demo R code] [CLT demo R code] See Chapters 3.3 and 4 in "Statistics for Econometrics" notes for more

    Statistics for Econometrics (Fall 2021; UGA ECON8070)

  • Class notes: [PDF]

    Senior Honors Thesis Workshop (Fall 2019; Columbia ECON GU4999)

    (Professor: Michael Best)

    Microeconometrics (Fall 2018; Columbia ECON GR6414)

  • Code

    Visit my Github

    Some software projects:

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