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William C. Horrace

Distinguished Professor of Economics


Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9061
Office Hours:
On Leave

Staff Support
Mary Santy
(315) 443-3115

Curriculum Vitae
William C. Horrace CV

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1996


Econometrics, firm-level production and efficiency analysis, peer effects and strategic interactions, crime and policing


Spring 2017

On Leave


Bill Horrace is a Distinguished Professor of Economics, a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research, and a W.E.B. Du Bois Scholar at the National Institutes of Justice. His research interests include econometrics, production and efficiency analysis, peer-effects and strategic interactions, and crime and policing. He is an expert in  the study of police racial profiling, having completed several studies of the issue in the City of Syracuse, NY over the last decade. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Consumer and Communities Affairs Division of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors where he helps assessors measure the extent to which US banks provide services to low and middle income communities. Professor Horrace has published articles in leading economics and econometrics journals, most recently in Journal of Econometrics and Review of Economics and Statistics. He has received over $4 million in sponsored project grants at Syracuse University. His most recent grant, funded by the National Institutes of Justice, furthers our understanding of how police experience and exposure to citizens of color affect their proclivity for racial bias. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Michigan State University. More


Selected Papers

Horrace WC, Rohlin SM. How dark is dark? Bright lights, big city, racial profiling. Review of Economics and Statistics, 98(2016): 226-232. 

Horrace WC, Liu X, Patacchini E. Endogenous network production functions with selectivity. Journal of Econometrics, 190(2016): 222-232. 

Hicks RL, Horrace WC, Schnier KE. Strategic substitutes or complements? The game of where to fish. Journal of Econometrics, 168(2012): 70-80. 

Feng Q, Horrace WC. Alternative technical efficiency measures: skew, bias and scale. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 27(2012): 253-268. 

Flores-Lagunes A, Horrace WC, Schnier KE. Identifying technically efficient fishing vessels: a non-empty, minimal subset approach. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 22(2007): 729-745. 

Horrace WC. On ranking and selection from independent truncated normal distributions. Journal of Econometrics, 126(2005): 335-354.

Horrace WC, Schmidt P. Multiple comparisons with the best, with economic applications. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 15(2000): 1-26. 

Research Interests

Applied & Theoretical Econometrics
Productivity Analysis 
Multivariate Inference

Research Grants and Awards

“W.E.B. DuBois Scholar," National Institutes of Justice. January 2017-December 2018.

"Police Officer Learning, Mentoring, and Racial Bias in Traffic Stops,” Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. January 2017-December 2018.

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