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Maxwell School

William C. Horrace

Distinguished Professor of Economics

William_Horrace

Contact Information
whorrace@maxwell.syr.edu

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9061
Office Hours:
On Leave
Staff Support:
Mary Santy
315-443-3115
mjsanty@maxwell.syr.edu
Curriculum Vitae
William C. Horrace CV

Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research

Degree

Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1996

Specialties

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

Courses

Fall 2016

On Leave

Biography

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.

Publications

Selected Publications

 

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

"Endogenous network production functions with selectivity." Journal of Econometrics, 190(2016): 222-232.

"Strategic substitutes or complements? The game of where to fish." Journal of Econometrics, 168(2012): 70-80.

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

"Identifying technically efficient fishing vessels: a non-empty, minimal subset approach." Journal of Applied Econometrics, 22(2007): 729-745.

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

"Multiple comparisons with the best, with economic applications." Journal of Applied Econometrics, 15(2000): 1-26 (lead article).

Research Interests

Applied & Theoretical Econometrics
Productivity Analysis 
Multivariate Inference

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