William C. Horrace
Distinguished Professor of Economics
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
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
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.
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.
Applied & Theoretical Econometrics
Research Grants and Awards
“W.E.B. DuBois Scholar," National Institutes of Justice. January 2017-December 2018.
Officer Learning, Mentoring, and Racial Bias in Traffic Stops,” Office of
Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice.
January 2017-December 2018.