Badi H. Baltagi

Distinguished Professor, Economics


Badi H. Baltagi is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and a Senior Research Associate in the Center for Policy Research. He was the George Summey, Jr. Professor of Liberal Arts, at Texas A&M University from 1993-2005. Professor Baltagi was also visiting professor at the University of Arizona and the University of California, San Diego, and part-time chair at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He is the author of several books including: Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, 5th edition (2013, Wiley); Econometrics, 5th edition (2011, Springer), and editor of A Companion to Theoretical Econometrics (2001, Blackwell); Recent Developments in the Econometrics of Panel Data, Volumes I and II (2002, Edward Elgar); Nonstationary Panels, Panel Cointegration, and Dynamic Panels (2000, Elsevier); Spatial Econometrics: Methods and Applications (2009, Physica-Verlag); Panel Data Econometrics:Critical Concepts in Economics, Four Volumes, (2015, Routledge,Taylor & Francis Group),and the Oxford Handbook of Panel Data (2015, Oxford University Press). He is also author or co-author of over 180 publications, all in leading economics journals.

Professor Baltagi is the editor of Economics Letters, editor of Empirical Economics, and the associate editor of Journal of Econometrics and Econometric Reviews. He is the replication editor of the Journal of Applied Econometrics and the series editor for Contributions to Economic Analysis (Emerald Publishing) as well as Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics (Springer). He is a fellow of the Journal of Econometrics and a recipient of the Multa and Plura Scripsit Awards from Econometric Theory.

Professor Baltagi is also a fellow of the Advances in Econometrics and recipient of the Distinguished Authors Award from the Journal of Applied Econometrics. He is a founding fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Spatial Econometrics Association. He is also a founding member of the International Association for Applied Econometrics.

Badi received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979.

Select Publications

“Robust linear static panel data models using ε-contamination,” with Georges Bresson, Anoop Chaturvedi and Guy Lacroix, Journal of Econometrics. Volume 202, Issue 1 (January, 2018), pp. 108–123.

“Determinants of Firm-level Domestic Sales, Exports, and Foreign-firm Presence with Spillovers: Evidence from China,” with Peter H. Egger and Michaela Kesina, Journal of Econometrics, Volume 199, Issue 2, (August, 2017), pp. 184-201.

“Health Care Expenditure and Income: A Global Perspective,” with Raffaele Lagravinese, Francesco Moscone and Elisa Tosetti, Health Economics, Volume 26, Issue 7, (July, 2017), pp. 863-874. DOI: 10.1002/hec.3424.

“Asymptotic Power of the Sphericity Test Under Weak and Strong Factors in a Fixed Effects Panel Data Model,” with Chihwa Kai and Fa Wang, Econometric Review, Vol. 36, Issue 6-9, (2017), pp. 853-882.

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