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Professor Arthur Lewbel is the inaugural holder of the Barbara A. and Patrick E. Roche chair in economics at Boston College.

 

Scroll down this page to find papers by Prof. Lewbel, a short biography, and other information.

 

Email: lewbel@bc.edu   Phone: 617-552-3678 

Department of Economics, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA.  http://www2.bc.edu/arthur-lewbel/

Lewbel's CV     Lewbel’s Juggling publications  

Lewbel Juggling Youtube   Lewbel juggling 60 mb mov file

 

 

 

NEWS and NOTES

 

Lewbel is quoted in the March 2014 Grantland: anthony-gatto-juggling-cirque-du-soleil-jason-fagone

 

Lewbel is featured in the Boston College faculty highlights, including a video explaining his AER paper on household resource sharing in Malawi.

 

STATA module sspecialreg by Kit Baum, which implements special regressor estimators, has been released. See:  simplenew14.pdf,  special-reg-handbook7.pdf,  simple-comparisons5.pdf for surveys and introductions.

 

STATA module ivreg2h by Kit Baum has been released. This module implements an estimator that uses heteroskedasticity to do instrumental variables estimation when no instruments are available.

Instead of a blog, Lewbel comments on economics and politics in a publicly accessible facebook timeline: http://www.facebook.com/arthur.lewbel

Youtube: Lewbel Juggling video (Arthur Lewbel juggling up to 14 clubs with Vova Galchenko and Jack Kalvan, filmed by Mark Bakalor). Direct download Lewbel juggling 60 mb mov file

 

Lewbel is quoted in the best seller: “The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation,” by Jon Gertner, on page 320.

 

A paper Lewbel co-authored, Correlates of Bushmeat Hunting, is discussed in the New York Times green blog.

 

Lewbel is now a Co-Editor of Econometric Theory

 

A juggling prop Lewbel helped to develop is now available for sale: "The Club With Deadly Accuracy"

 

A very old computer game Lewbel coauthored for Tom Snyder Productions is now available online makemillions

 

A photograph taken by Prof. Lewbel appears in “Fortune’s Formula,” by William Poundstone, published by Hill and Wang, a division of Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, flyleaf opposite page 148: FortunesFormula.jpg.

 

Lewbel’s personal recollections of Claude Shannon are here: Shannon.html.

 

Lewbel appeared briefly on ESPN, as a judge for the World Juggling Federation (WJF) competitions. On the right in this screen shot: espn-wjf. He was also a judge for more recent competitions held by the International Juggling Association (IJA) and the WJF.

 

 

 

COURSES and PRESENTATIONS

 

Introductions to SPECIAL REGRESSOR methods are:  simplenew14.pdf, special-reg-handbook7.pdf, simple-comparisons5.pdf, and slides are: Binary-Choice-Talk.pdf. The STATA module sspecialreg by Kit Baum implements simple versions of special regressor estimators (type findit sspecialreg in stata). Additional Stata and Gauss codes for various special regressor estimators are available here: binsel2012.zip (if you download this code, please email lewbel@bc.edu to say you have done so).

 

The slides for a mini-course on “Nonparametrics for Noneconometricians” are here: NonparamClass.pdf

 

The slides for “an Overview on Identification of Household Resource Shares” are here: SharingRuleSummaryTalkSLlong.pdf

 

Syllabus of current/recent courses taught: New Course: EC772 Econometric Methods EC772-syllabus.pdf ,

EC827 Econometric Theory I 827OUTL.pdf , EC828 Econometric Theory II 828OUTL.pdf , EC900 - EC901 Dissertation Workshop 900-901_Syllabus.pdf. The syllabus for the new course EC772 Econometric Methods will be available shortly

 

Prof. Lewbel's CV and resume, with a list of his published papers, working papers, and published software, is Lewbel's CV

 

 

 

WORKING PAPERS

 “Identifying the Average Treatment Effect in a Two Threshold Model,” orderedChoiceATE9.pdf by Arthur Lewbel and Thomas Tao Yang, 7/2013. A supplemental appendix to this paper with additional proofs is orderedChoiceATE9-supplemental-appendix.pdf

“Unobserved Preference Heterogeneity in Demand Using Generalized Random Coefficients,” random-coefs-general-scales18.pdf by Arthur Lewbel and Krishna Pendakur, revised 4/2013. Earlier versions of this paper circulated under the name “Generalized Random Coefficients With Equivalence Scale Applications.”

"Specification Testing for Transformation Models with an Application to Generalized Accelerated Failure-time Models," transformation_20140129.pdf, by Arthur Lewbel, Xun Lu, and Liangjun Su, revised 1/2014.

“Identifying the Effect of Changing the Policy Threshold in Regression Discontinuity Models,” ThresholdEffect22.pdf by Yingying Dong and Arthur Lewbel, revised 12/2012. Slides for this paper are here: ThresholdRD-SL3.pdf. Earlier versions of this paper circulated under the name “Regression Discontinuity Marginal Threshold Treatment Effects.”

“An Overview of the Special Regressor Method,” special-reg-handbook7.pdf by Arthur Lewbel, 9/12.

"Sharing Rule Identification for General Collective Consumption Models," PNP10072013.pdf by Laurens Cherchye, Bram De Rock, Arthur Lewbel, and Frederic Vermeulen, revised 7/2013.

“Identification and Estimation of Games with Incomplete Information Using Excluded Regressors,” Lewbel_Tang_with_supplement_Mar2013.pdf by Arthur Lewbel and Xun Tang, revised 3/2013.

“Identification and Estimation of Semiparametric Two Step Models,” TwoStep16.pdf by Juan Carlos Escanciano, David Jacho-Chávez, and Arthur Lewbel, revised 11/2012. This paper  replaces the older draft/paper: Semiparametric Double Index Model Identification and Estimation.”

 “Nonparametric Errors in Variables Models with Measurement Errors on both sides of the Equation,” DeNadai_Lewbel_July2013.pdf by Arthur Lewbel and Michele De Nadai, revised 7/2013.

“Nonparametric Euler Equation Identification and Estimation,” by Arthur Lewbel, Oliver Linton, and Sorawoot (Tang) Srisuma. nonparameulerest.pdf , revised 2/2011

“Health and Retirement Effects in a Collective Consumption Model of Older Households,” CollectiveRetirement7.pdf by Aline Bütikofer, Arthur Lewbel, and Shannon Seitz, revised 2/2011

 

RECENT AND FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

2014

“Gary Becker’s, ‘A Theory of the Allocation of Time,’" Becker6.pdf by Arthur Lewbel and Pierre-André Chiappori, forthcoming, 125th Anniversary issue of The Economic Journal

 “A Simple Estimator for Binary Choice Models with Endogenous Regressors,” simplenew14.pdf by Yingying Dong and Arthur Lewbel, forthcoming, Econometric Reviews. This paper largely replaces the old working paper: “Simple Estimators for Hard Problems: Endogeneity in Discrete Choice Related Models.”

"Uniform Convergence of Weighted Sums of Non- and Semi-parametric Residuals for Estimation and Testing" Uniform_Sum_17.pdf by Juan Carlos Escanciano, David Jacho-Chávez, and Arthur Lewbel, Journal of Econometrics 2014, 178, 426-443. Online technical appendix to this paper is: Supplement_v10.pdf

2013

"Estimating Consumption Economies of Scale, Adult Equivalence Scales, and Household Bargaining power,” lcb24.pdf by Martin Browning, Pierre-Andre Chiappori, and Arthur Lewbel,  Review of Economic Studies. 2013, 80, 1267-1303.

 “Nonparametric Identification of Accelerated Failure Time Competing Risks Models,” CompeteRisksLeeLewbel.pdf, By Simon (Sokbae) Lee and Arthur Lewbel, Econometric Theory 2013, 29, 905-919.

“Children's Resources in Collective Households: Identification, Estimation and an Application to Child Poverty in Malawi,” by Geoffrey Dunbar, Arthur Lewbel, and Krishna Pendakur, American Economic Review 2013, 103, 438-471.  CollectiveChildren30-with-appendices.pdf This pdf file contains the paper along with a supplemental online appendix

2012

 “Viewpoint: Comparing Features of Convenient Estimators for Binary Choice Models With Endogenous Regressors,” simple-comparisons5.pdf by Arthur Lewbel, Yingying Dong, and Thomas Tao Yang, Canadian Journal of Economics, 2012, 45, 809-829. 

Regressor Dimension Reduction with Economic Constraints: The Example of Demand Systems with Many Goods,” bigdsysFeb2011.pdf by Stefan Hoderlein and Arthur Lewbel, Econometric Theory, 2012, 28, 1087-1120. Some earlier versions of this paper were circulated under the title: Price Dimension Reduction in Demand Systems With Many Goods

“Returns to Lying? Identifying the Effects of Misreporting When the Truth is Unobserved  lie19.pdf by Yingyao Hu and Arthur Lewbel),   Frontiers of Economics in China, 2012, 7, 163-192.

“Using Heteroscedasticity to Identify and Estimate Mismeasured and Endogenous Regressor Models,” by Arthur Lewbel,  Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 2012, 30, 67-80. simhet16.pdf This file includes a short supplemental appendix containing a monte carlo that was dropped from the main text. This paper replaces the earlier paper, “Identification of Heteroskedastic Endogenous or Mismeasured Regressor Models.”

2011

“Correlates of Bushmeat Hunting among Remote Rural Households in Gabon, Central Africa,” by Foerster, S., Wilkie, D. S., Morelli, G. A., Demmer, J., Starkey, M., Telfer, P., Steil, M. and Lewbel, A., Conservation Biology online 2011, doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01802.x

“Nonparametric Identification of a Binary Random Factor in Cross Section Data,” unobservedbinary14withsupplement.pdf by Yingying Dong and Arthur Lewbel, Journal of Econometrics 2011, 163, 163-171. This pdf file contains the paper along with a supplemental appendix containing additional material including an empirical application

"Estimating Features of a Distribution From Binomial Data," llm2011.pdf by Arthur Lewbel, Oliver Linton, and Daniel McFadden, Journal of Econometrics 2011, 162, 170-188.  This file llm2011.pdf  includes a supplemental appendix with some additional results.

2010

 “Identification and Nonparametric Estimation of a Transformed Additively Separable Model,  JLL.pdf  by David Jacho-Chavez, Arthur Lewbel, and Oliver Linton, Journal of Econometrics 2010, 156, 392-407. An older version of this paper that contains far more details, some extension, and additional empirical results is JLL9.pdf

”Shape Invariant Demand Functions,” shapeinvar11.pdf by Arthur Lewbel, Review of Economics and Statistics August 2010, 92(3) 549–556.

2009

“Why is Consumption More Log Normal Than Income? Gibrat's Law Revisited,”  BBL-Gibrat-final-May2009.pdf, revised 5/09, longer older version: bbl-Gibrat-28-06-07-1.pdf, by Erich Battistin, Richard Blundell, and Arthur Lewbel, Journal of Political Economy, 2009, 117(6) 1140-1154.

“Tricks With Hicks: The EASI Demand System,” hixtrix35.pdf, by Arthur Lewbel and Krishna Pendakur, American Economic Review June 2009, 99(3), 827-863. Note: The AER website does not contain the correct supplemental appendix. The file hixtrix35.pdf contains all the proper appendices. See also Seminar Slides for this paper: HixSlidBeamer.pdf, as well as Pendakur’s paper "EASI Made Easier". Stata code for EASI is: EASI demand system with no interactions and EASI demand system with interactions. Also, a package for estimating EASI in R (by Stephane Hoareau, Guy Lacroix, Mirella Hoareau, Luca Tiberti) is now available: easi-r.

“Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of Nonclassical Errors-in-Variables Models Without Additional Information,”  CHL-discrete-indep-nov08.pdf by Xiaohong Chen, Yingyao Hu, and Arthur Lewbel, Statistica Sinica, July 2009, 19, 949-968

2008

“Estimation of Collective Household Models With Engel Curves,” CollectiveEngel.pdf  by Arthur Lewbel and Krishna Pendakur, Journal of Econometrics, special issue on Estimating Demand Systems and Consumer Preferences, Dec. 2008, 147, 350-358.

“Equivalence Scales” entry for The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd Edition,” palequiv.pdf by Arthur Lewbel and Krishna Pendakur, 2008.

“Engel Curves” entry for The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd Edition,” palengel.pdf by Arthur Lewbel, 2008.

“Nonparametric Identification of Regression Models Containing a Misclassified Dichotomous Regressor Without Instruments,” CHL-skew-Feb08.pdf by Xiaohong Chen, Yingyao Hu, and Arthur Lewbel, Economics Letters, 2008, 100, 381-384.

“A Note on the Closed-form Identification of Regression Models with a Mismeasured Binary Regressor,” CHL-binary-indep.pdf  by Xiaohong Chen, Yingyao Hu, and Arthur Lewbel, Statistics and Probability Letters, 2008, 78, 1473-1479.

2007

“Nonparametric Matching and Efficient Estimators of Homothetically Separable Functions,” Econometrica, 2007, 75, 1209-1227.  homoth48.pdf by Arthur Lewbel and Oliver Linton. This is a note length version. An older, much longer working paper version that includes detailed proofs and an empirical application is homothwp.pdf.  These both replace an earlier paper, “Nonparametric Estimation of Homothetic and Homothetically Separable Functions.”

“Estimation of Average Treatment Effects With Misclassification,” mistreanote2.pdf by Arthur Lewbel, Econometrica, 2007, 75, 537-551. This file includes the paper and an addendum with additional results.

"Endogenous Selection or Treatment Model Estimation," treat16.pdf by Arthur Lewbel, Journal of Econometrics, 2007, 141, 777-806. This paper replaces older papers titled "Selection Model and Conditional Treatment Effects, Including Endogenous Regressors," and "Two Stage Least Squares Estimation of Endogenous Sample Selection Models." Software for implementing some of the estimators in this paper is available on request.

"A Simple Ordered Data Estimator For Inverse Density Weighted Functions," by Arthur Lewbel and Susanne Schennach, lewsch33.pdf Journal of Econometrics, 2007, 186, 189-211.

"Weighted and Two Stage Least Squares Estimation of Semiparametric Truncated Regression Models," klthird.pdf  by Shakeeb Khan and Arthur Lewbel, Econometric Theory, 2007, 23, 309-347.

"Modeling Heterogeneity," hetero1.pdf in Advances in Economics and Econometrics: Theory and Applications, Ninth World Congress (Econometric Society Monographs), Richard Blundell, Whitney K. Newey, and Torsten Persson, editors, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Vol. III, chapter 5, 2007. 

“A Local Generalized Method of Moments Estimator,” localgmm.pdf by Arthur Lewbel, Economics Letters, 2007, 94, 124-128.

"Coherence and Completeness of Structural Models Containing a Dummy Endogenous Variable," cohere12.pdf by Arthur Lewbel, revised 2/06, presented at “Economics to Econometrics: A conference in honor of Daniel L. McFadden,”  Nov. 2007, vol. 48, 1379-1392, International Economic Review, and associated conference volume.

Some older downloadable papers are listed further down this page.

 

 

 

 

RANKINGS

 

In a ranking of all published economists, based on quantity and quality of publications, Prof. Lewbel was ranked 20th in the world. See http://student.ulb.ac.be/~tcoupe/rank1000.html. Over a longer time span, the ranking is 30th: http://student.ulb.ac.be/~tcoupe/update/top1000p.html  This ranking appears in Table 9, page 1334, of Coupé, Tom (2003), ”Revealed Performances: Worldwide Ranking of Economists and Economics Departments, 1990-2000,” Journal of European Economic Association, Dec. 2003, vol. 1, issue 6, pp. 1309-1345.

 

In a ranking based on publications only in Econometrics related journals, Prof. Lewbel was ranked 16th in the world. See http://korora.econ.yale.edu/et/misc/table05.htm and http://korora.econ.yale.edu/et/misc/table11.htm. This ranking is from Baltagi, B. (2003) “Worldwide Institutional and Individual Rankings In Econometrics Over the Period 1989-1999, An Update,” Econometric Theory, 19, 165-244, (and corrigendum 1145-1158), Tables 5 and 11. This paper updates an earlier publication with the same title that only considered 1989-1995.

 

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Below is sampling of Juggling related work. See Lewbel’s Juggling page and publications for more.

YouTube Video: Lewbel Juggling video is Lewbel with well known jugglers Vova Galchenko and Jack Kalvan - juggling up to 14 clubs. Filmed by Mark Bakalor, edited by Vova. A high resolution version can be downloaded here: vova arthur jack 14 clubs 3 person line, 60 mb mov file.

Prof. Lewbel co-authored The Science of Juggling published in Scientific American. This article was subsequently published in 9 different languages. An example is the Chinese version: 杂耍科学

Lewbel helped to develop a type of juggling club that is now available for sale. The brand name is: Todd Smith Assassins.

 

This article on the history of juggling by Prof. Lewbel is one of the top five google pages on the subject.

Lewbel won a gold medal in club passing in the  1994 National Juggling Competition, and later served as a director and a judge of the International Jugglers' Association annual National Stage Juggling Competitions.  He appeared on ESPN as a judge for the World Juggling Federation competitions. On the right in this screen shot: espn2004wjf.jpg.

Prof. Lewbel's personal tribute to Professor Claude Shannon (excerpts appeared in Juggle magazine) is Shannon.html. This page includes rare photos and video. A text version for nonjugglers is: “A Jugglers Tribute to Claude Shannon,” by Arthur Lewbel, (Dec., 2001), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Information Theory Newsletter, pages 9-12. To read this version online, go to http://www.itsoc.org/publications/nltr/01_dec/dec01.pdf and scroll down to to page 9.

 

Lewbel juggles at the MIT juggling club.

 

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MISCELLANY

Prof. Lewbel provided testimony supporting California’s claim for $9 billion in refunds from energy companies accused of price manipulation. See ag.ca.gov newsalerts  and http://ag.ca.gov/antitrust/pdf/ferc/Lewbel.pdf

 

Was MLK Jr. a Republican? No. (essay Aug, 2013): MLK.pdf

 

Professor Arthur Lewbel is the inaugural holder of the Roche Chair in Economics at Boston College, endowed by Patrick Roche '51, chairman of Roche Brothers Supermarkets, Inc. They now even mention juggling in their advertisements: RocheBrosJuggle.jpg

 

The Most Badly Designed Shower in the World (photo essay, May, 2008): shower.pdf

 

A trip to Bogotá, Columbia (photo essay Oct, 2007):  bogota.pdf.

 

An absolutely true baseball story from 1999: baseball.htm

 

The home page for everyone named Lewbel is here.

A revised (on 11/05) Lewbel family tree, provided by George Lewbel, is here.

 

 

OLD NEWS

Prof. Lewbel has finished being Co-editor (along with Serena Ng) of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics 

 

A note: Was MLK Jr. a Republican? (the answer is no) MLK.pdf

 

Lewbel’s student on the market 2013-2014 was Jin-Young Choi, doing econometrics, applied econometrics, and applied micro (labor and health).

 

Lewbel gave a “State of the Art” lecture at the 2011 Canadian Economic Association Conference, June 3-5, Ottawa. The topic is “Binary Choice With Endogenous or Mismeasured Regressors.”  This talk was also given at Indiana University Bloomington in March 2011. Notes for this lecture are here: Binary-Choice-Talk.pdf see also simple-comparisons4.pdf and simplenew13.pdf.

 

Lewbel gave a mini course on nonparametrics and semiparametrics as part of the Taiwan Advanced Economics Workshop, at Academia Sinica in Taiwan, Jan 2010,  http://econcamp.econ.sinica.edu.tw/ws2.htm. UPDATE: This class was given again at Simon Fraser University in May 2010 and at Indiana University Bloomington in March 2011. The notes for this lecture are here: NonparamClass.pdf

 

Lewbel was quoted about unicycling in the Oct. 9, 2009 Boston Globe Newspaper lewbel-globe-10092008

 

July 2009: Prof. Lewbel was an invited speaker at the 2009 International Symposium on Econometric Theory and Applications (SETA 2009) in Kyoto, Japan.

 

Dec. 2008: Lewbel’s picture appeared in Dec. 1, 2008 Boston Globe Newspaper lewbel-globe-12012008.jpg

 

Sept. 2008: Lewbel was quoted about the world’s best jugglers in the Sept. 1, 2008 Boston Globe Newspaper bostonglobe2jugglingarticle.html

 

Aug. 2008: Lewbel was quoted regarding economies of scale in household consumption in the August 2008 IntelligentLife.com, the magazine of The Economist IntelligentLifeEconomistArticle\till-debt-us-do-part.htm 

 

May 2008: Prof: Lewbel was an invited speaker at the May 2008 Society of Labor Economists SOLE Annual meeting, in a session on “The Family,” presenting the paper CollectiveEngel.pdf.

 

Nov. 2007:  Prof. Lewbel received a Multa Scripsit award from the journal: Econometric Theory.

 

Oct. 2007: Prof. Lewbel was an invited speaker at the Latin American Meetings of the Econometric Society, lames, in Bogotá, Columbia. A photo essay of his trip is: bogota.pdf.

 

On Sept. 30, 2007, Prof. Lewbel gave an open to the public presentation (including juggling) on Claude Shannon and his juggling machines as part of the opening celebrations for a new gallery and Shannon collection at the MIT museum (265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA,). Other juggling demonstrations and classes were given by the MIT juggling club and MIT student juggling club.  This is a video taken by Christine Rhubarb that day: Lewbel passing 9 clubs with Nic Price youtube video downloadable version: Arthur Nic passing.

 

2007: Lewbel was featured (regarding juggling at MIT) in the March 25, 2007 Boston Globe Newspaper BostonGlobeJugglingArticle.htm

 

2006: Lewbel’s juggling was profiled in the Winter, 2006 edition of the Boston College Magazine: http://bcm.bc.edu/issues/winter_2006/linden_lane/airborne.html

 

2006: Lewbel was interviewed for an article on the science of juggling, by Jen Waters, that appeared in the Jan. 5, 2006 edition of the Washington Times. http://washingtontimes.com/metro/20060104-095225-2459r.htm

 

2005: Prof. Lewbel was an invited discussant of papers by Rosa Matzkin and Martin Browning at the World Econometric Society Meetings in London, August 2005. In response to multiple requests, a write up of that presentation is here: hetero1.pdf. Lewbel was an invited speaker for the 12th Conference on Panel Data, Copenhagen, June 2005. A revised version of that paper is simplepan2.pdf, which was presented at the Winter 2006 ASSA Econometric Society meetings. Prof. Lewbel became the inaugural holder of the Boston College Roche Chair in Economics.

 

2004: Prof. Lewbel was presented with the Boston College Distinguished Research Award, in a Faculty Day ceremony on May 10, 2004. Lewbel gave the Keynote lecture at the Workshop on Research in Consumer Behavior and Welfare in Garda, Italy, May 14, 2004.  Also in 2004 he was elected a fellow of the Econometric Society.  He was an invited speaker at the Econometric Society European Meetings (ESEM) in Madrid in August, 2004. His lecture in Madrid was, “Simple Estimators for Hard Problems: Endogeneity in Discrete Choice Related Models.” A draft of this paper is simple6.pdf  and the overheads/slides for the talk are simpslid.pdf.

 

 

 

SHORT BIO

Arthur Lewbel is a Professor of Economics at Boston College, in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA. He is the inaugural holder of the Barbara A. and Patrick E. Roche Chair in Economics at BC. He is a co-editor of Econometric Theory, a former co-editor of The Journal of Business and Economic Statistics and of Economics Letters, and has also served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Econometrics and The Journal of Applied Econometrics. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, a fellow of the Journal of Econometrics, and has a Multa Scripsit award from Econometric Theory. He has repeatedly served on committees to determine winners of the Zellner and Aigner awards for best papers in the Journal of Econometrics, and on the American Statistical Association’s Zellner Thesis award committee.

 

Prof. Lewbel's research is mainly in the areas of micro econometrics and in consumer demand analysis. He has published in most of the top journals in Economics, including ten publications in Econometrica and four in the American Economic Review. In a published study of over 55,000 economists (http://student.ulb.ac.be/~tcoupe/update/top1000p.html), he was ranked number 30 in the world, based on quality and quantity of publications.

Prof. Lewbel was the principal investigator on five National Science Foundation grants. He has been a consultant on econometric and microeconomic issues for The Brattle Group in Cambridge, MA, and has designed commercially sold educational computer software for the Macmillan publishing company and for Tom Snyder Productions.

Prof. Lewbel is a very highly rated teacher. His courses consistently get top ratings from students for quality of content and instruction (average rating last three years: 4.7 out of a possible 5).

Apart from economics, Prof. Lewbel has studied the theory and practice of juggling. He wrote a regular column for Jugglers World magazine, and coauthored "The Science of Juggling," in Scientific American, November, 1995, vol. 273, #5, pp. 92-97. He has served as a director and judge of the International Juggler's Association's annual national juggling competitions, and can juggle up to eight balls.

Prof. Lewbel  has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Management Applied Economics from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to joining the Boston College faculty in 1998, he taught at Brandeis University, and was a visiting professor at Boston University and at the MIT Sloan School. He also designed computer games and educational software at Tom Snyder Productions, worked as a consulting economist at Data Resources, Inc., and as a computer programmer and systems designer for Data General Corp.

 

 

 

OLDER/OTHER DOWNLOADABLE PAPERS

“Statistical Analysis of Choice Experiments and Surveys,” by Daniel L. McFadden, Albert C. Bemmaor, Francis G. Caro, Jeff Dominitz, Byung-hill Jun, Arthur Lewbel, Rosa L. Matzkin, Francesca Molinari, Norbert Schwarz, Robert J Willis, and Joachim K. Winter,  marklett.pdf  Marketing Letters (2005) 16, #3-4.

"Demand Systems With Nonstationary Prices," by Arthur Lewbel and Serena Ng,  tlog11.pdf   revised 11/04, in Review of Economics and Statistics (2005) 87, 479 - 494.

"A Rational Rank Four Demand System," by Arthur Lewbel, Journal of Applied Econometrics (2003), 18, 127-135. The published version of the paper contains an error, namely it incorrectly states that the function a(p) is homogeneous of degree zero, whereas it should actually be homogeneous of degree one. See rank4fix.pdf for details. A corrected version of the entire paper is: rankfour.pdf

"Calculating Compensation in Cases of Wrongful Death," by Arthur Lewbel, wrongfu2.pdf .  Journal of Econometrics (2003) 113, 115-128.

"Rank, Separability, and Conditional Demands," by Arthur Lewbel, in the Canadian Journal of Economics,  rankcond.pdf

"Equivalence Scales Based on Collective Household Models,"  collscal.pdf  by Arthur Lewbel, revised 12/02. This summarizes some results in the paper by Martin Browning, Pierre-Andre Chiappori, and Arthur Lewbel.

"Semiparametric Binary Choice Panel Data Models Without Strictly Exogenous Regressors," by Bo Honore and by Arthur Lewbel,  Econometrica (2002) 70, 2053-2063. binpan9.pdf

"Nonparametric Censored and Truncated Regression," by Arthur Lewbel and Oliver Linton, Econometrica (2002) 70, 765-779. The short, published version is censnote2.pdf , with associated figures censfig1.pdf, censfig2.pdf. A longer version with much more detail is censr21.pdf, with associated figures censfig1.pdf, censfig2.pdf, censfig3.pdf, censfig4.pdf  Software for implementing the estimators in this paper is available on request.

"Semiparametric Qualitative Response Model Estimation With Unknown Heteroscedasticity and Instrumental Variables," by Arthur Lewbel, Journal of Econometrics (2000) 97, 145-177 semibi10.pdf  Software for implementing the estimators in this paper is available on request.

"Identification of the Binary Choice Model With Misclassification," by Arthur Lewbel, Econometric Theory, (2000) 16, 603-609  binmis.pdf

Now downloadable: “Consumer Demand Systems and Household Equivalence Scales,” handchap.pdf  by Arthur Lewbel; A survey in the Handbook of Applied Econometrics, Volume II: Microeconomics, M. H. Pesaran and P. Schmidt, eds., 1997, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd.

“Simple Endogenous Binary Choice and Selection Panel Model Estimators,” simplepan2.pdf  by Arthur lewbel, revised 12/2005.

"Ordered Response Threshold Estimation," thresh3.pdf  by Arthur Lewbel, revised 10/2003.

"The Rank Extended Translog," by Arthur Lewbel,  retran1.pdf

"Asymptotic Trimming for Bounded Density Plug-in Estimators," by Arthur Lewbel,  trimdist.pdf

 

 

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Juggling 7 balls at BC.

Lewbel is in the wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Lewbel

Publicly accessible facebook timeline: http://www.facebook.com/arthur.lewbel

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