William C. Horrace
Distinguished Professor, Economics Department
Director of Master’s Studies, Economics Department
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research
Summer II 2022
ECN 605.001 Mathematics for Economists, Monday-Friday, 3:00-4:30
ECN 620.001 Foundations of Econometrics, Monday-Friday, 1:00-2:30
ECN 621.002 Econometrics I, Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:50, Smith 337
Highest degree earned
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, New York, over the last decade.
Horrace has published articles in leading economics and econometrics journals, including Journal of Econometrics, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, and Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. He has received over $5 million in sponsored project grants at Syracuse University. He received a Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University in 1996.
Research Grant Awards and Projects
"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.
"Stationary Points For Stochastic Frontier Models." W.C. Horrace and I.A. Wright . Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 38(2020): 516-526.
"How Dark is Dark? Bright Lights, Big City, Racial Profiling." W.C. Horrace and S.M. Rohlin, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 98 (2016), pp. 226-232.
"Endogenous Network Production Functions with Selectivity." W.C. Horrace, X. Liu, and E. Patacchini, 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.
"On Ranking and Selection from Independent Truncated Normal Distributions." W.C. Horrace, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 126 (2005), pp. 335-354.
"Multiple Comparisons with the Best, with Economic Applications." W.C. Horrace and P. Schmidt, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol. 15 (2000), pp. 1-26.
- Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2016-present
- Associate Editor, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2009-present
- Associate Editor, Southern Economic Journal, 2001-2006
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