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William C. Horrace

William C. Horrace

Contact Information:

whorrace@syr.edu

315.443.9061

311 Maxwell

Office Hours:

By appointment

William C. Horrace

Distinguished Professor and Director of Master's Studies, Economics Department


Courses

  • 2023 Summer
    • ECN 620 Foundations of Econometrics
    • ECN 605 Mathematics for Economists
  • 2022 Fall
    • ECN 621 Econometrics I
  • 2022 Summer
    • ECN 620 Foundations of Econometrics
    • ECN 605 Mathematics for Economists
  • 2022 Spring
    • ECN 670 Experience Credit

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., Economics, Michigan State University, 1996

Bio

Bill Horrace is a Distinguished Professor of Economics 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 served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, the Journal of Productivity Analysis and the Southern Economic Journal. He is an inaugural member of the Society of Senior Ford Fellows and a principal founder of the International Society for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis. 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. 

Areas of Expertise

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

Research Interests

Applied and theoretical econometrics, productivity analysis, multivariate inference

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"Police Officer Learning, Mentoring, and Racial Bias in Traffic Stops", Sponsored by National Institute of Justice/Department of Justice.

"Upstate Health Research Network", Sponsored by New York State Office of Attorney General.

"Upstate Health Research Network - Phase II: Subproject for Institution # 24382", Sponsored by New York State Office of Attorney General.

"Upstate Health Research Network: Phase 4: Subproject for Institution # 24382", Sponsored by New York State Office of Attorney General.

"Phase III - Upstate Health Research Network: Subproject for Institution # SP-24382-2", Sponsored by New York State Office of Attorney General.

Selected Publications

Journal Appointments

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2016-2022
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 2009-2022
  • Associate Editor, Southern Economic Journal, 2001-2006

Presentations and Events

Division of Social Services, "Childcare Market Rate Study" (2024)

Division of Social Services, "Childcare Market Rate Study" (2021)

North American Productivity Workshop, ISEAPA (2021)

Division of Social Services, "Childcare Market Rate Study" (2018)

American Economic Association Meetings (2015)

Honors and Accolades

Fellow of New York Camp Econometrics, Syracuse Univeristy Department of Economics (2015)

Faculty Appreciation Award, University of Arizona, Eller School of Business Student Council (1999)

Outstanding University of Arizona Faculty Award, Mortar Board Society (1999)

Faculty Appreciation Award, University of Arizona, Eller School of Business Student Council (1998)

Ford Foundation Diversity Fellow - Dissertation Award, Ford Foundation (1995 - 1996)