Research fields:  microeconometrics, applied econometrics in:  industrial organization, energy/environment, labour economics, political science, development, health.

• cross section and panel data
• dynamic models
• duration models
• distribution analysis


1."Empirics of Currency Crises: A Duration Analysis Approach" with Mohammad Karimi, forthcoming Review of Financial Economics

2. "Political Parties in Canada: What determines their entry, exit and the duration of their lives?" with Stephen Ferris, Party Politics, forthcoming

3. "Assessing Credit Risk in the Automated Clearing Settlement System“ with  David Jacho-Chávez,  Robert Petrunia and Leonard Sabetti, Journal of Economics and Statistics, 2018, DOI:, 2018

4. “Short-Term and Long-Term Margins of International Trade: Evidence from the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement” with Zhiqi Chen, Frontiers of Economics in China 2018, Vol. 13 Issue (1) : 93-115

5. “Estimation of health care demand and its implication on income effects of individuals” with Hossein Kavand, chapter in Productivity and Inequality -  Springer; 1st ed. 2018 edition (March 3, 2018)

6. “What we should know about housing reconstruction costs?" with T. Hong, The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics,, pp.1-28, (2017)

7. "Love, Money, Location: The Interconnectedness of Marital Status, Income, and Location Choice of Recent Immigrants to British Columbia" with Wen Ci and Michael Haan, Journal of Demographic Economics Vol. 83, Issue 4, pp. 421-444, (2017)

8. “Panel Cointegration Estimates of the effect of Interest Rate, Capital Goods, Prices and Taxes on the Capital Stock” with Huntley Schaller, Journal of Macroeconomics, Vol.53, pp. 235-250,, (2017)

9. “Industry Exit Rates and Employee Separations Using the Canadian Longitudinal Worker File”, with Kim Huynh, Yuri Ostrovsky and Robert Petrunia, IZA Journal of Labor Economics , 6:7, DOI: 10.1186/s40172-017-0057-0, (2017)

10.“Is the Aggregate Size of Government in Canada Too Large?”, with Steve Ferris, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol.173, Number 4, pp. 723-752(30),,  (2017)

11.“Mixed Proportional Hazard Models with Finite Mixture Unobserved Heterogeneity: An Application to Nascent Firm Survival” with Kim Huynh, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, Vol.33, Issue 1, pp 1–94 , DOI: 10.1002/asmb.2225, (2017)

12.“Are Shocks to Energy Consumption Persistent? Evidence from Subsampling Confidence Intervals”, with Firouz Fallahi and Mohammad Karimi, Energy Economics, (2016), Volume 57, 175–183.


13. "The Threat of Domestic Violence and Women Empowerment: The Case of West Africa," with Saikou Amadou Diallo,  African Development Review,(2016) Volume 28, Issue 1, pp. 92-103


14. "Worker Separations and Industry Instability" with Kim Huynh, Yuri Ostrovsky and Robert J. Petrunia, book chapter  Productivity and Efficiency Analysis (2016),  pp 161-174

15.“Convergence in per capita energy use among OECD countries: Revisited using confidence intervals”, with Firouz Fallahi, Energy Economics,(2015), Volume 52, Part A, pp 246-253


16. The Effect of Federal Government Size on Private Economic Performance in Canada: 1870–2011, with Steve Ferris, Economic Modelling, (2015), Volume 49, pp 172–185


17. “Wage Returns to Mid-Career Investments in Job Training through Employer Supported Course Enrollment: Evidence for Canada" with Wen Ci, José Galdo and Christopher Worswick, IZA Journal of Labor Policy (2015), 4:9  doi:10.1186/s40173-015-0035-8


18. "Youth Training Programs and their Impact on Career and Spell Duration of Professional Soccer Players," with Mihailo Radoman, (2015), LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Volume 29 (2) 163–193, DOI: 10.1111/labr.12049.


19. "Identifying Extreme Values of Exchange Market Pressure" with Mohammad Karimi, Empirical Economics, (2015), Volume 48, Issue 3, pp 1055-1078


20. "Finite-sample resampling-based combined hypothesis tests, with application to serial correlation and predictability" with Jean-Marie Dufour and Lynda Khalaf, Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation (2015), Volume 44, Issue 9, pp. 2329-2347.


21. "The Environmental Kuznets Curve: Tipping Points and Uncertainty" with Jean-Thomas Bernard, Michael Gavin and Lynda Khalaf, Environmental and Resource Economics, (2015), Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 285-315.

22. “A nonparametric analysis of firm size, leverage and labour productivity distribution dynamics” with David Jacho-Chavez, Kim Huynh and Robert Petrunia,  Empirical Economics, (2015),  Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 337-360.


23. "Duration Dependence in Housing Price Market: A Metro Level Test in United States" with Ali Shajarizadeh, Applied Mathematics, (2014). 5, 2935-2944


24. "Crises, Capital Currency Crises, Exchange Rate Regimes and Capital Account Liberalization: A Duration Analysis Approach" with Mohammad Karimi, Dynamic Modelling and Econometrics in Economics and Finance - Non-linear Economic Modeling: Theory and Applications, Volume 17, (2014), pp 233-262.

25. "Do Canadian business cycle peaks predict Federal election calls?" with Stephen Ferris, European Journal of Political Economy, 29 (2013) 102–118


26. "Duration of New Firms: the Role of Startup Financial Conditions, Industry and Aggregate Factors" with Kim Huynh and Robert Petrunia, Structural Change and Economic Dynamics,23 (2012), pp. 354-362

27. "What are the significant determinants of entrepreneurship?" with J. Stephen Ferris,  Int. J. Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Volume 17, Number 4, 2012 , pp. 415-454(40)


28. “International Income Comparisons and Location Choice: Methodology, Analysis and Implications” with Vivek Dehejia, at Journal of Globalization and Development, (2012), Volume 3, Issue 1, Pages –, ISSN (Online) 1948-1837,DOI: 10.1515/1948-1837.1167.

29. “Initial Financial Conditions, Unobserved Heterogeneity, and the Duration of New Firms” with Kim Huynh and Robert Petrunia, Managerial and Decision Economics, (2012) John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 33, pages 109-125


30. "Functional Principal Component Analysis of Density Families with Categorical and Continuous Data on Canadian Entrant Manufacturing Firms" with Kim Huynh, Jacho-Chavez David Tomas and Robert Petrunia, Journal of the American Statistical Association, (2011), 106(495): 858-878.

31. “Nonlinear Difference-in-Difference Treatment Effect Estimation: A Distributional Analysis”, with Kim Huynh, Jacho-Chavez David Tomas, in David M. Drukker (ed.) Missing Data Methods: Cross-sectional Methods and Applications, Advances in Econometrics, Volume 27, (2011), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.247-268.


32. “Does the risk or realization of a Federal Election precipitate Canadian output growth?”, with Steve Ferris, Canadian Journal of Economics, (2011) Vol. 44, No. 1.

33. “A Retrospective Analysis of Employment Tenures: Evidence from the Latter Half of the Twentieth Century”, with Luke Ignaczak, LABOUR: Review of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, (2011), 25 (1) 97–125, 2011.


34. “The Impact of Initial Financial State on Firm Duration Across Entry Cohorts ” with Kim Huynh and Robert Petrunia,  Journal of Industrial Economics, (2010), Vol.LVIII, no.3.

35. "Modeling the Contemporaneous Duration Dependence for High-Frequency Stock Prices" with Ba Chu, Finance Research Letters, (2010) No. 7, 148-162.


36. " What Determines the Length of a Typical Canadian Parliamentary Government? " with J. Stephen Ferris, Canadian Journal of Political Science, (2009),Vol. 42, No. 4, 881-910.


37. “A distributional analysis of treatment effects in randomized experiments”,Economics Bulletin (2008), Vol.3, No.36, 1-9.


38. “Estimating Systems of Stochastic Coefficients Regressions When Some of the Observations Are Missing,” with Gordon Fisher, Handbook of Applied Econometrics and Statistical Inference, (2002), Series Volume: 165.


 F. Other Scholarly or Professional Activity

a) Other Publications

1. “Does adult training benefit Canadian workers?” with C. Worswick, J. Galdo and W. Ci, Labour Market Matters, Ed.51, Nov. 2013.

b). Submissions

1. "Up or out! A Firm's First Year and Unobserved Initial Conditions of Entrant  Shipbuilding Firms", with Hossein Kavand and Kim Huynh,

2.“Dynamic Panels with MIDAS Covariates: Nonlinearity, Estimation and Fit” with Charles Sounders, Lynda Khalaf and Maral Kichian, revision requested at  Journal of Econometrics

3.“Analyzing Treatment Effects on Distributions with Complex Structures”, with Mark Bebbington and Chris Bennett, revision requested at Econometric Reviews

4. "Duration Dependence in Employment: Evidence from the last half of the 20th century", with Luke Ignaczak, reject and resubmit Journal of Human Capital

5. "Earnings Returns to Post-Migration Investments in Education: Evidence for Ontario and Canada by Immigrant Admissions Category, 1999-2012" with Ci Wen and Christoper Worswick 

6. "Non-standard Confidence Sets for Ratios and Tipping Points with Applications to Dynamic Panel Data" with Jean-Thomas Bernard, Ba Chu and Lynda Khalaf

7. “Endogeneity in Parametric Duration Models With Applications to Clinical Risk Indices,” with Anand Acharya, Lynda Khalaf, Marcel Voia, David Wensley,

8. "Stochastic Dominance, Estimation and Inference for Censored Distributions with Nuisance Parameter", with Luke Ignaczak, reject and resubmit Journal of Human Capital

9. " Internal Promotion in Compeptitive Sports: Evidence from the English Premier League" with Mihailo Radoman reject and resubmit Journal of Human Capital

10. "Does hotness pay? The relationship between appearance, productivity and earnings for Ontario economics professors." with Anindya Sen and Frances Woolley, reject and resubmit at Journal of Human Capital

 c). Non-refereed publications. Work in Progress

1.  “Estimating the non-compliance in employment experiments. An Application to the Illinois Bonus Experiment” with Tiemen Woutersen

2.  "The Endogeneity of Firm Entry and Counterfactual Duration” with Kim Huynh and Robert Petrunia

3. “Finite Sample Properties of Non-linear DID and Semiparamteric MPH Estimators Used to Construct Counterfactual Distributions for Duration Outcome Variables”

4. “Testing if the heterogeneity distribution of a randomized experiment changes during the experimental period”

5. “Efficient Estimation of the Dynamic Linear Model with Fixed Effect and Exogenous Regressors” with Tiemen Woutersen

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