I am an Assistant Professor at the MIT Sloan Applied Economics Group.

My research interests are Industrial Organization and Econometrics. 

Contact Information:

Email: mdemirer at


Working Papers

Do Mergers and Acquisitions Improve Efficiency: Evidence from Power Plants

  with Omer Karaduman  (PDF)

Production Function Estimation with Factor-Augmenting Technology: An Application to Markups (PDF)

(R&R, Econometrica)

Generic Machine Learning Inference on Heterogenous Treatment Effects in Randomized Experiments (PDF) (R Package)

  with Victor Chernozhukov, Esther Duflo, Iván Fernández-Val

(R&R, Econometrica)

Drug Rebates and Formulary Design: Evidence from Statins on Medicare Part D (PDF)

  with Alex Olssen

Production Function Estimation with Imperfect Proxies (PDF)


Partial Identification of Linear Models Using Homophily in Network Data (PDF)

Financial Sector Volatility Connectedness and Equity Returns (PDF)

  with Umut Gokcen, Kamil Yilmaz




Semi-Parametric Efficient Policy Learning with Continuous Actions (PDF)

  with Vasilis Srygkanis, Greg Lewis, Victor Chernozhukov

Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems, 32 (NeurIPS 2019).

Double/Debiased Machine Learning for Treatment and Structural Parameters (PDF)

  with Victor Chernozhukov, Denis Chetverikov, Esther Duflo, Christian Hansen, Whitney Newey and James Robins

The Econometrics Journal 21.1 (2018): C1-C68

Double/Debiased/Neyman Machine Learning of Treatment Effects (PDF)

  with Victor Chernozhukov, Denis Chetverikov, Esther Duflo, Christian Hansen and Whitney Newey

American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 2017, vol. 107, issue 5, pp. 261-265.

Estimating Global Bank Network Connectedness (PDF)

  with Francis X. Diebold, Laura Liu and Kamil Yilmaz

Journal of Applied Econometrics 33, No. 1 (2018): 1-15. 


Work in Progress

Data, Privacy Laws and Firm Production: Evidence from GDPR

  with Diego Jimenez Hernandez, Dean Li and Sida Peng 

Quantifying R&D Synergies in Pharmaceutical Markets

  with Catherine Ishitani and Alex Olssen