I am an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at Simon Fraser University. My research interests are in theoretical and applied econometrics, in particular in methods for panel data. I teach statistics and econometrics at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Working papers

Binarization for Panel Models with Fixed Effects with Irene Botosaru Updated: June, 2017 cemmap Working Paper, CWP31/17

Efficient GMM estimation with incomplete data slides Updated: July, 2016

Expected utility and catastrophic risk in a stochastic economy-climate model with Masako Ikefuji, Roger Laeven and Jan Magnus Updated: January, 2017


The trade-off between income inequality and carbon dioxide emissions with Nicole Grunewald, Stephan Klasen, and Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso Ecological Economics, forthcoming, 2017

Estimation in the fixed effects ordered logit model Review of Economics and Statistics, forthcoming, 2017 slides, Stata code

Model averaging in semiparametric estimation of treatment effects with Toru Kitagawa Journal of Econometrics, 193 (1), 271-289, 2016 slides, R code

Expected utility and catastrophic consumption risk with Masako Ikefuji, Roger Laeven and Jan Magnus Insurance: Mathematics and Economics, 64, 306-312, 2015

Do climate variations explain bilateral migration? A gravity model analysis with Andreas Backhaus and Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso IZA Journal of Migration, 4:3, 2015

Pareto utility with Masako Ikefuji, Roger Laeven and Jan Magnus Theory and Decision, 75, 43-57, 2013

Statistical climate-change scenarios with Jan Magnus, Bertrand Melenberg and Martin Wild Journal of Environmental Statistics, 5 (4), 1-18, 2013

Global warming and local dimming: the statistical evidence with Jan Magnus and Bertrand Melenberg Journal of the American Statistical Association, 106, 467-468, 2011 with discussion and rejoinder slides

Specification of variance matrices for panel data models with Jan Magnus Econometric Theory, 26, 301-310, 2010