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Mathematics / BALTAGI, BADI H.


Econometrian Department of Economics, Texas A & M University, USA.

Research Fellow in the Private Enterprise Research Center and holder of the George Summey, Jr. Professor Chair in Liberal Arts.

Member of the American Statistical Institute.

Research interests

Econometrics : Panel Data, Spatial Panels, Specification Testing, Simultaneous Equations, Seemingly Unrelated Regressions, Prediction, Serial Correlation, Heteroskedasticity, Functional Form, Monte Carlo Experiments, Nonparametric Tests.

Applied Econometrics : Factor Productivity and Technical Change (Airlines, Electric Utilities), Gasoline Demand, Bootlegging and Taxation (Cigarette, Liquor), Rational Addiction, Effects of Public Capital on Private Sector Productivity, German Wage Curve, Quasi-Experimental Price Elasticities.

Prizes and awards

Distinguished Achievement Award for Research, The Association of Former Students of TX A&M University, 2002

Multa Scripsit Award, Econometric Theory, 1998.

Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics, 1995
Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research, Research Fellow, 2003
Equipe de Recherche sur les Marchés (ERMES), Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Research Fellow, 2003


"To Pool or Not to Pool: Homogeneous versus Hetergeneous Estimators Applied to Cigarette Demand," with James M. Griffin and Weinwen Xiong, The Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 82 (February, 2000), pp. 117-26.

"Simultaneous Equations with Incomplete Panels," with Young-Jae Chang, Econometric Theory, Vol. 16 (April, 2000), pp. 269-79.

Double Length Artificial Regressions for Testing Spatial Dependence," with Dong Li, Econometric Reviews, Vol. 20 (2001), pp.31-40.

"Double-Length Regressions for the Box-Cox Difference Model with Heteroskedasticity or Autocorrelation," with Dong Li, Economics Letters, Vol. 69 (October, 2000) , pp. 9-14.

"The East German Wage Curve: 1993-1998," with Uwe Blien and Katja Wolf, Economics Letters, Vol. 69 (October, 2000), pp. 25-31.

"The Econometrics of Rational Addiction: The Case of Cigarettes," with James M. Griffin, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Vol. 19 (October, 2001), pp. 449-454.

"Estimation of Econometric Models with Nonparametrically Specified Risk Terms," with Qi Li, Econometric Reviews, Vol. 20, (2001), pp. 445-460.

"LM Tests for the Unbalanced Nested Panel Data Regression Model With Serially Correlated Errors," with Seuck Heun Song and Byoung Cheol Jung, Annales d’Économie et de Statistique, Vol. 65 (January-March, 2002), pp. 219-268.

"The Unbalanced Nested Error Component Regression Model," with Seuck Heun Song and Byoung Cheol Jung,, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 101 (April, 2001), pp. 357-381.

"LM Tests for Functional Forma and Spatial Error Correlation," with Dong Li, International Regional Science Review, Vol. 24 (April, 2001), pp. 194-225.

"Series Estimation of Partially Linear Panel Data Models with Fixed Effects," with Dong Li, Annals of Economics and Finance, Vol. 3 (May, 2002), pp. 103-116.

"On Instrumental Variable Estimation of Semiparametric Dynamic Panel Data Models," with Qi Li, Economics Letters, Vol. 76 (June, 2002), pp. 1-9.

"Comparison of Forecast Performance for Homogeneous, Heterogeneous and Shrinkage Estimators," with Georges Bresson and Alain Pirotte, Economics Letters, Vol. 76 (August, 2002), pp. 375-382.

"Rational Addiction to Alcohol: Panel Data Analysis of Liquor Consumption," with James M. Griffin, Health Economics, Vol. 11 (September 2002), pp. 485-491.

"Simple LM Tests for the Unbalanced Nested Error Component Regression Model," with Seuck Heun Song and Byoung Cheol Jung, Econometric Reviews, Vol. 21 (October, 2002), pp. 167-187.

"A Comparative Study of Alternative Estimators for the Unbalanced Two-Way Error Component Regression Model," with Seuck Heun Song and Byoung Cheol Jung, The Econometrics Journal, Vol. 5 (December, 2002), pp 480-493. The journal's pdf appears here by permission of the Royal Economic Society.

"Worldwide Institutional and Individual Rankings in Econometrics Over the Period 1989-1999: An Update," Econometric Theory, Vol. 19 (February, 2003), pp. 165-224.

"Testing Panel Data Regression Models with Spatial Error Correlation," with Seuck Heun Song and Won Koh, forthcoming in Journal of Econometrics.

"Homogeneous, Heterogeneous or Shrinkage Estimators? Some Empirical Evidence from French Regional Gasoline Consumption," with James M. Griffin, Georges Bresson and Alain Pirotte, forthcoming in Empirical Economics.

"Fixed Effects, Random Effects or Hausman-Taylor? A Pretest Estimator," with Georges Bresson and Alain Pirotte, forthcoming in Economics Letters."

"A Generalized Design of Bilateral Trade Flow Models," with Peter Egger and Michael Pfaffermayr, forthcoming in Economics Letters.

"Wage Policy in the Health Care Sector: A Panel Data Analysis of Nurses’ Labour Supply", with Jan Erik Askildsen, and Tor Helge Holmås,forthcoming in Health Economics.

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