Nicolai V. Kuminoff

         

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics
Arizona State University

 

Office: CPCOM 455H

 

Contact Information:

Main Campus
PO BOX 879801
Tempe, AZ 85287-9801

480.727.9802 (phone)
480.965.0748 (fax)
kuminoff@asu.edu                                            


 

Curriculum Vitae

 

 

 

     RECENT PUBLICATIONS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

 

     WORKING PAPERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     CURRENT RESEARCH

 

  • Equilibrium Sorting Models of Housing and Labor Markets

 

  • Value of a Statistical Life

 

  • Understanding the Quality of Consumer Decisionmaking

 

 

   

     CODE

 

  • Global Optimization Toolbox for Matlab This is a set of global optimization algorithms for Matlab.  The Zip file contains the toolbox for Matlab, along with demonstration files and documentation.  The documentation file contains background on global optimization, explanations of each algorithm, and test results on sample problems.  The genetic algorithm in particular seems effective in solving certain low and medium dimensional problems up to 10 parameters.  These algorithms are designed to accompany the CompEcon toolbox written by Mario Miranda and Paul Fackler, who also prepared this excellent primer to programming in Matlab.

 

  • Iterative Bidding Algorithm  This algorithm can be used to compute hedonic equilibria in markets where buyers have heterogeneous preferences over the characteristics of a differentiated product.  The Zip file contains the Matlab toolbox, a documentation file, and code to reproduce the tables and figures from Kuminoff and Jarrah (J. Urban Econ, 2010). 

 

 

     LINKS

 

 

 

 

      PHOTOS FROM PHOENIX


 Last Updated: June, 2014