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Badi H. Baltagi is a Distinguished Professor of Economics and Senior Research Associate at the Center for Policy Research. He was George Summey, Jr. Professor of Liberal Arts, at Texas A&M University, 1993-2005. Professor Baltagi was also visiting professor at the University of Arizona and the University of California, San Diego, and part-time chair at the University of Leicester, United Kingdom. He is the author of several books including: Econometric Analysis of Panel Data, 5th edition (2013, Wiley); Econometrics, 5th edition (2011, Springer), and editor of A Companion to Theoretical Econometrics(2001, Blackwell);  Recent Developments in the Econometrics of Panel Data, Volumes I and II (2002, Edward Elgar); Nonstationary Panels, Panel Cointegration, and Dynamic Panels (2000, Elsevier); Spatial Econometrics: Methods and Applications (2009, Physica-Verlag);Panel Data Econometrics:Critical Concepts in Economics, Four Volumes, (2015, Routledge,Taylor & Francis Group), and the Oxford Handbook of Panel Data (2015, Oxford University Press). He is also author or co-author of over 200 publications, all in leading economics journals.

Professor Baltagi is editor of Economics Letters, and associate editor of Econometric Reviews. He was also editor of Empirical Economics, (1999-2018), Associate editor of Journal of Econometrics (1999-2018) and the replication editor for the Journal of Applied Econometrics (2003-2018). He is the series editor for Contributions to Economic Analysis (Emerald Publishing) as well as Advanced Studies in Theoretical and Applied Econometrics (Springer). He is a fellow of the Journal of Econometrics and a recipient of the Multa and Plura Scripsit Awards from Econometric Theory.

Professor Baltagi is also a fellow of the Advances in Econometrics and recipient of the Distinguished Authors Award from the Journal of Applied Econometrics. He is a founding fellow and member of the Board of Directors of the Spatial Econometrics Association. He is also a founding member of the International Association for Applied Econometrics.

Badi received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania in 1979.

Ranked 27 among all econometrics authors by REPEC as of February 2019.
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