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Xavier de Luna

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Professor

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Handelshögskolan

Avdelning:

Statistik

Adress:

Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sverige

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Samhällsvetarhuset, Biblioteksgränd 6

Tel:

+46 90 786 55 59

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+46 70 545 43 15

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xavier.deluna@stat.umu.seE-post 1

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Page index: research | teaching | students | working papers | publications | brief CV


Research interests and projects:

Theory and method: Causal inference in observational studies; Model selection and validation; Incomplete data; Lifecourse analyses.

Fields of application: Register based research in the social and medical sciences; Evaluation studies; Lifelong health and welfare incl ageing.

Recent talk:

Projects:

Teaching:

  • Autumn semester 2013: Advanced inference.
  • Spring semester 2013: Quantitative research methods in the social sciences
  • Autumn semester 2012: Causal inference in register studies

PhD students:

  • Philip Fowler
  • Minna Hjelmér
  • Co-supervisor for: Emma Persson, Anita Lindmark

Completed:

  • Maria Josefsson (PhD, 2013: Attrition in studies of cognitive ageing)
  • Mathias Lundin (PhD, 2011: Sensistivity analysis of untestable assumptions in causal inference)
  • Jenny Häggström (PhD, 2011: Selection of smoothing parameters with application in causal inference)
  • Suad Elezovic (PhD, 2009: Modeling financial volatility: A functional approach with applications to Swedish limit order book data)
  • Ingeborg Waernbaum (PhD, 2008: Covariate selection and propensity score specification in causal inference )

Recent working papers:

  • Häggström, J and de Luna, X. (2013) Targeted Smoothing Parameter Selection for Estimating Average Causal Effects. Preprint. arXiv:1306.4509

  • de Luna, X., Johansson, P., and Sjöstedt-de Luna, S. (2010) Bootstrap inference for K-nearest neighbour matching estimators. IZA Discussion Papers 5361, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn. Download pdf.

  • Karlsson, M., Cantoni, E. and de Luna, X., (2009) Local polynomial regression with truncated or censored response, IFAU Working paper 2009:25, Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy  (IFAU). Download pdf.

    In Swedish:
  • de Luna, X., Forslund, A., and Liljeberg, L. (2008) Effekter av yrkesinriktad arbetsmarknadsutbildning f?r deltagare under perioden 2002-04, IFAU Working paper 2008:1, Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU). Download pdf.

Selected publications:

  • de Luna, X. and Johansson, P. (2014) Testing the unconfoundedness assumption using an instrumental assumption. Journal of Causal Inference. DOI: 10.1515/jci-2013-0011

  • de Luna, X. and Lundin, M. (2014) Sensitivity analysis of the unconfoundedess assumption with an application to an evaluation of college choice effects on earnings. J of Applied Statistics. DOI: 10.1080/02664763.2014.890178

  • Josefsson, M., de Luna, X., Pudas, S., Nilsson, L.G., Nyberg, L. (2012) Genetic and lifestyle predictors of 15-year longitudinal change in episodic memory. J of American Geriatrics Society 60(12), 2308–2312.

  • Stenberg, A., de Luna, X., and Westerlund, O. (2011) Can Adult Upper Secondary Education Delay Retirement from the Labour Market? Journal of Population Economics 25(2), 2012, 677-696.
    (WP version: IFAU 2010:2).

  • de Luna, X. and Johansson, P. (2010), Non-parametric inference for the effect of a treatment on survival times with application in the health and social sciences, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 140, 2122-2137. Paper and Erratum.

  • de Luna, X. and Häggström, J. (2010), Estimating Prediction Error: Cross-Validation vs. Accumulated Prediction Error, Communications in statistics. Simulation and computation 39, 880-898.

  • Daunfeldt, S.-O. and de Luna, X. (2008), Central Bank Independence and Price Stability: Evidence from 23 OECD-countries, Oxford Economic Papers 60, 410-422.

  • de Luna, X. and Johansson, P. (2008) Graphical diagnostics of endogeneity, In Advances in Econometrics, Vol. 21: Modeling and Evaluating Treatment Effects in Econometrics, Millimet, D.L, Smith, J.A. and Vytlacil E. (Eds), pp.147-166.

  • de Luna, X and Johansson, P. (2006), Exogeneity in structural equation models, Journal of Econometrics, 132, 527-543.

  • Cantoni, E. and de Luna, X. (2006), Non-parametric adjustment for covariates when estimating a treatment effect, Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 18, 227-244.

  • de Luna, X. and Genton, M.G. (2005), Predictive spatio-temporal models for spatially sparse environmental data, Statistica Sinica, 15, 547-568.

  • Bask, M. and de Luna, X. (2005), EMU and the Stability and Volatility of Foreign Exchange: Some Empirical Evidence, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, 25, 737-750.

  • de Luna, X. and Genton, M.G. (2004), Spatio-temporal autoregressive models for US unemployment rate, in Advances in Econometrics: Spatial and Spatiotemporal Econometrics, J. P. Lesage, R. K. Pace (eds), Elsevier, Vol. 18, 283-298.

  • de Luna, X. and Skouras, K. (2003), Choosing a Model Selection Strategy. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 30, 113-128.

  • Bask, M. and de Luna, X. (2002), Characterizing the degree of stability of non-linear dynamic models, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Vol. 6: No. 1, Article 3. Download www.bepress.com/snde/vol6/iss1/art3/.

  • de Luna, X. and Genton, M.G. (2002), Simulation-based Inference for Simultaneous Processes on Regular Lattices, Statistics and Computing, 12, 125-134.

  • de Luna, X. (2001), Guaranteed-content Prediction Intervals for Non-linear Autoregressions, Journal of Forecasting, 20, 265-272.

  • de Luna, X. and Genton, M.G. (2001), Robust Simulation-Based Estimation of ARMA Models. Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 10, 370-387.

  • Daunfeldt, S.-O. and de Luna, X. (2001),The Efficacy and Cost of Regime Shifts in Inflation Policies: Evidence from New Zealand and Sweden, Applied Economics, 33, 217-224.

  • de Luna, X. (2000) Prediction Intervals Based on Autoregression Forecasts, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series D, 49, 87-93.

  • Genton, M.G. and de Luna, X. (2000), Robust Simulation-based Estimation, Statistics and Probability Letters, 48, 253-259.

  • Brännäs, K. and de Luna, X. (1998), Generalized Method of Moment and Indirect Estimation of the ARasMA Model, Computational Statistics, 13, 485-494.

  • de Luna, X. (1998), An Improvement of Akaike's FPE Criterion to Reduce its Variability, Journal of Time Series Analysis, 19, 457-472.

  • de Luna, X. (1998), Projected Polynomial Autoregression for Prediction of Stationary Time Series, Journal of Applied Statistics, 25, 763-776.

Brief CV

Currently:
Professor at the Department of Statistics, Umeå University.
Chair of the steering groups of the Umeå SIMSAM Lab.
Member of the scientific advisory board of Statistics Sweden.

2008- : Affiliated researcher at the Institute of Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU), Uppsala.
2007- : Professor of Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden.
2009-2011: Head of the Department of Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden.
2007-08 : Research Fellow at the Institute of Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU), Uppsala.
2002-06 : Associate Professor at the Dept. of Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden.
2001-2002 : Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Statistics, Umeå University, Sweden.
2000-2002 : Statistical consultant at the Ume? School of Business, Umeå University, Sweden.
1999-2001 : Research Fellow at the Dept. of Economics, Umeå University, Sweden. Research funded by the Wikström's Foundation (1999-2000), and the Wallander and Hedelius' Foundation (2000-2001).
1997-1999: Lecturer in Statistics, Dept. of Statistical Science, University College London, UK.
1996-1997: Post-doctoral research fellow at the Dept. of Economics, Umeå University, Sweden. Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
1996: Docteur ès sciences (PhD in Statistics), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland.


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Stenberg, Anders
de Luna, Xavier
Westerlund, Olle

Does formal education for older workers increase earnings? Evidence based on rich data and long-term follow up.
Labour

2014

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Xavier, de Luna
Lundin, Mathias

Sensitivity analysis of the unconfoundedness assumption with an application to an evaluation of college choice effects on earnings
Journal of Applied Statistics

2014

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de Luna, Xavier
Johansson, Per

Testing for the Unconfoundedness Assumption Using an Instrumental Assumption
Journal of Causal Inference

2014

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Pudas, Sara
Persson, Jonas
Josefsson, Maria; et al.

Brain Characteristics of Individuals Resisting Age-Related Cognitive Decline over Two Decades
Journal of Neuroscience, 33(20): 8668-8677

2013

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Wijayatunga, Priyantha
de Luna, Xavier

A Consistency Result for Bayes Classifiers with Censored Response Data
Theoretical mathematics and applications, 3(4): 47-54

2013

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de Luna, Xavier
Johansson, Per

Erratum to "Non-parametric inference for the effect of a treatment on survival times with application in the health and social sciences" [Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference 140 (7) (July) (2010) 2122–2137]
Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 142(6): 1624-1625

2012

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Josefsson, Maria
de Luna, Xavier
Pudas, Sara; et al.

Genetic and lifestyle predictors of 15-Year longitudinal change in episodic memory
Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, 60(12): 2308-2312

2012

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Holmström, Anna
Oudin, Anna
de Luna, Xavier; et al.

SIMSAM-nätverket i Umeå strävar mot att bli ett framstående center för registerforskning som knyter samman barndomen med livslång hälsa och välfärd
SVEPET - Medlemstidning för Svensk Epidemiologisk Förening (SVEP), 29(3): 8-9

2011

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Stenberg, Anders
de Luna, Xavier
Westerlund, Olle

Can adult education delay retirement from the Labour Market?
Journal of Population Economics, 25(2): 677-696

2011

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de Luna, Xavier
Waernbaum, Ingeborg
Richardson, Thomas

Covariate selection for the non-parametric estimation of an average treatment effect
Biometrika, 98(4): 861-875

2011

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