I am an associate professor in the Department of Economics at McMaster University. My academic interests are in theoretical and applied microeconometrics. For more information about my research, check out my CV, my Google scholar page, or the website maintained by McMaster. You can reach me at muerisc@mcmaster.ca. Chris

Working papers

Intertemporal Collective Household Models: Identification in Short Panels with Unobserved Heterogeneity in Resource Shares with Irene Botosaru and Krishna Pendakur Updated: August 2020.

A dynamic ordered logit model with fixed effects with Pedro Raposo and Sotirios Vandoros Updated: August 2020. Revision requested.

How importers may hedge demand uncertainty: Inventory, dual sourcing and the effects of trade policy with Horst Raff, Nicolas Schmitt, and Frank Staehler Updated: August 2019.

Estimation of a factor-augmented linear panel data model with applications using student achievement data with Matthew Harding and Carlos Lamarche Updated: July 2019.


DICE simplified with Masako Ikefuji, Roger Laeven and Jan Magnus Environmental Modeling & Assessment, 1-12.

Interval censored regression with fixed effects with Jason Abrevaya Journal of Applied Econometrics, 35 (2), 198-216. code

Efficient GMM estimation with incomplete data Review of Economics and Statistics, 99 (3), 465-477. R code

Expected utility and catastrophic risk in a stochastic economy-climate model with Masako Ikefuji, Roger Laeven and Jan Magnus Journal of Econometrics, 214 (1), 110-129.

Estimation in the fixed effects ordered logit model Review of Economics and Statistics, 99 (3), 465-477, 2017. slides, Stata code

The trade-off between income inequality and carbon dioxide emissions with Nicole Grunewald, Stephan Klasen, and Inmaculada Martinez-Zarzoso Ecological Economics, 142, 249-256, 2017.

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.