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Jerry Allen Hausman (born May 5, 1946) is the John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a notable econometrician. He has published numerous influential papers in microeconometrics. Hausman is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the John Bates Clark Medal in 1985 and the Frisch Medal in 1980.

Jerry A. Hausman
Born (1946-05-05) May 5, 1946 (age 73)
NationalityUnited States
Alma materNuffield College, Oxford (Ph.D.)
Brown University (B.A.)
Halbert White
Roger H. Gordon[1]
Whitney K. Newey[2]
Andrew Lo
Jeffrey R. Kling[3]
Yacine Ait-Sahalia[4]
ContributionsHausman specification test
AwardsJohn Bates Clark Medal (1985)
Frisch Medal (1980)
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

He is perhaps most well known for his development of the Durbin-Wu-Hausman test, the first easy method allowing scientists to evaluate if their statistical models correspond to the data.[citation needed]

He has done extensive work in the field of telecommunications, and is also recognized as an expert on antitrust and mergers, public finance and taxation, and regulation. Hausman also serves as the director of the MIT Telecommunications Economics Research Program.

His recent applied papers are on topics including the effect of new goods on economic welfare and their measurement in the CPI, new telecommunications technologies including cellular 3G and broadband, regulation of telecommunications and railroads, and competition in network markets. His recent econometrics papers include estimation of difference in difference models, semi-parametric duration models, mixed logit model, weak instruments, and errors in variables in non-standard situations.

Hausman received his B.A. from Brown University summa cum laude in 1968, and his Ph.D. from Nuffield College, Oxford University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, in 1973,[5] with thesis titled Theoretical and empirical aspects of vintage capital models.[6]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • ———; Griliches, Zvi (1986). "Errors in Variables in Panel Data". Journal of Econometrics. 31 (1): 93–118. doi:10.1016/0304-4076(86)90058-8.
  • ———; McFadden, Daniel (1984). "Specification Tests for the Multinomial Logit Model". Econometrica. 52 (5): 1219–1240. doi:10.2307/1910997. JSTOR 1910997.
  • ———; Taylor, William E. (1981). "Panel Data and Unobservable Individual Effects" (PDF). Econometrica. 49 (6): 1377–1398. doi:10.2307/1911406. JSTOR 1911406.
  • ——— (1978). "Specification Tests in Econometrics" (PDF). Econometrica. 46 (6): 1251–1271. doi:10.2307/1913827. hdl:1721.1/64309. JSTOR 1913827.


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