William C. Horrace
Distinguished Professor, Economics
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. 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. Bill received his Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University in 1996.
Dark is Dark? Bright Lights, Big City, Racial Profiling." WC Horrace, Rohlin SM., Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 98
(2016), pp. 226-232.
Network Production Functions with Selectivity." WC Horrace, Liu
X, Patacchini E., Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 190 (2016), pp. 222-232.
"Strategic substitutes or complements? The Game of Where to Fish." R.L. Hicks, W.C. Horrace, and K.E Schnier,
Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 168 (2012), pp.70-80.
"Alternative Technical Efficiency Measures: Skew, Bias and Scale." Q. Feng and W.C. Horrace, Journal of
Applied Econometrics, Vol. 27 (2012), pp. 253-268.
"Identifying Technically Efficient
Fishing Vessels: A Non-empty, Minimal Subset Approach." A. Flores-Lagunes, W.C. Horrace, and K.E. Schnier, Journal of Applied
Econometrics, Vol. 22 (2007), pp. 729-745.
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.