William C. Horrace

Distinguished Professor, Economics


Contact Information

426 Eggers Hall
(315) 443-9061
Office Hours:
TuTh 2:00-3:30

Staff Support
Emily Minnoe
(315) 443-3114

Curriculum Vitae
William C. Horrace CV

Director of Masters Studies
Senior Research Associate, Center for Policy Research


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1996


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


Fall 2021

ECN 621.002 Econometrics I, TuTh 3:30-4:50, Smith 337



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, 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 his Ph.D. in economics from Michigan State University in 1996. Full Biography


Selected Papers

Research Interests

Applied & Theoretical Econometrics
Productivity Analysis 
Multivariate Inference

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.