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 $5 million in sponsored project grants at Syracuse University. Bill received his Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University in 1996.

Select Publications

"Stationary Points For Stochastic Frontier Models." W.C. Horrace and  IA Wright . Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, (forthcoming).

"How Dark is Dark? Bright Lights, Big City, Racial Profiling." W.C. Horrace and Rohlin S.M., Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 98 (2016), pp. 226-232.

"Endogenous Network Production Functions with Selectivity." W.C. Horrace, Liu X., and Patacchini E., Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 190 (2016), pp. 222-232.

"Strategic Substitutes or Complements? The Game of Where to Fish." R.L. Hicks, Horrace W.C., and Schnier K.E., Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 168 (2012), pp.70-80. 

"Alternative Technical Efficiency Measures: Skew, Bias and Scale." Q. Feng and Horrace W.C., Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 27 (2012), pp. 253-268. 

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Research Grants and Awards

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

Principle Investigator. "Police Officer Learning, Mentoring, and Racial Bias in Traffic Stops," Office of Justice Programs at the U.S. Department of Justice. 2017-2019.