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


E. Publications

1."What we should know about housing reconstruction costs?" with  T. Hong, accepted with minor revision at The Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics

2. "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, Volume 83, Issue 4, pp. 421-444,

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

4. “Estimation of health care demand and its implication on income effects of individuals” with Hossein Kavand, Productivity and Inequality - forthcoming

5. “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)

6.“Does Aggregate Government Size Effect Private Economic Performance in Canada?”, with Steve Ferris,  Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, (2017),

7.“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, (2017)
DOI: 10.1002/asmb.2225

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

9. "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

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

11.“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

12. 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

13. “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

14. "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.

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

16. "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.

17. "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.

18. “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.

19. "Duration Dependence in Housing Price Market: A Metro Level Test in United States" with

Ali Shajarizadeh, Applied Mathematics, (2014). 5, 2935-2944.

20. "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.

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

22. "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

23. "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)

24. “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.

25. “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

26. "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.

27. “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.

28. “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.

29. “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.

30. “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.

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

32. " 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.

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

34. “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. "Assessing Credit Risk in the Automated Clearing Settlement System“ with  David Jacho-Chávez,  Robert Petrunia and Leonard Sabetti, revision requested by Journal of Economics and Statistics

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

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

4. "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 

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

6. “Dynamic Panels with MIDAS Covariates: Nonlinearity, Estimation and Fit” with Charles Sounders, Lynda Khalaf and Maral Kichian

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

8. “Political Parties in Canada: What Determines Their Entry, Exit and the Duration of Their Lives?” with Steve Ferris

9. "Stochastic Dominance, Estimation and Inference for Censored Distributions with Nuisance Parameter", with Luke Ignaczak,

10. "Empirics of Currency Crises: A Duration Analysis Approach" with Mohammad Karimi, revision requested at The North-American Journal of Economics and Finance

11. " Internal Promotion in Compeptitive Sports: Evidence from the English Premier League" with Mihailo Radoman

12. "Up or out! A Firm's First Year and Unobserved Initial Conditions of Entrant  Shipbuilding Firms", with Hossein Kavand and Kim Huynh, revision requested at Jounal of Applied Econometics
13. "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

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