Key and recent publications by members of SEEC

Forthcoming/ In Press

Bhattacharjee, A. , Castro, E.A., Maiti, T. and Marques, J.L. (2015). Endogenous Spatial Structure and Delineation of Housing Submarkets. Journal of Applied Econometrics, Special issue on Cross-Section Dependence (forthcoming).

Bhattacharjee, A. and Holly, S. (2015). MPC Decision Making, the Long Expansion and the Crisis: Integration with global economy, Heterogeneity and Network dynamics. In: A. Chrystal, J. Pearlman and P.N. Smith (Eds.), The Causes and Consequences of the Long UK Expansion: 1992 to 2007, Cambridge University Press (In Press).

Dass, S.C., Lim, C.-Y., Maiti, T. and Zhang, Z. (2015). Change Point Analysis of Cancer Mortality Rates for U.S. States using Functional Dirichlet Processes. Statistica Sinica (forthcoming).

Ditzen, J. and Gundlach, E. (2015). A Monte Carlo study of the BE estimator for growth regressions. Empirical Economics (forthcoming).

Maiti, T. , Ren, H., Dass, S.C. and Lim, C.-Y. (2015). Clustering Based Small Area Estimation: An Application of MEAP Data (Invited). Calcutta Statistical Association Bulletin (forthcoming).


Ahrens, A. and Bhattacharjee, A. (2015). Two-Step Lasso Estimation of the Spatial Weights Matrix. Econometrics (MDPI), 3 (1), Special issue on Spatial Econometrics, 128-155.

Bhattacharjee, A. and Holly, S. (2015). Influence, Interactions and Heterogeneity: Taking Personalities out of Monetary Policy Decision-Making. Manchester School 83(2), 153-182.

Castro, E.A., Zhang, Z., Bhattacharjee, A., Martins, J.M. and Maiti, T. (2015). Regional Fertility Data Analysis: A Small Area Bayesian Approach. In: D.K. Dey, A. Loganathan, U. Singh and and S.K. Upadhyay (Eds.), Current Trends in Bayesian Methodology with Applications, Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, Chapter 10, 203-224.

Schaffer, M.E. (2015). GINIREG: Stata module for Gini regression. Statistical Software.


Bhattacharjee, A. and Han, J. (2014). Financial Distress of Chinese Firms: Microeconomic, Macroeconomic and Institutional Influences. China Economic Review 30, 244-262.

Bhattacharjee, A. , Maiti, T. and Petrie, D.J. (2014). General Equilibrium Effects of Spatial Structure: Health Outcomes and Health Behaviours in Scotland. Regional Science and Urban Economics 49, 286-297.

Dass, S.C., Lim, C.-Y. and Maiti, T. (2014). A generalized mixed model framework for assessing fingerprint individuality in presence of varying image quality. Annals of Applied Statistics 8(3), 1314-1340.

Diao, L., Smith, D.D., Datta, G.S., Maiti, T. and Opsomer, J.D. (2014). Accurate confidence interval estimation of small area parameters under the Fay–Herriot model. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 41(2), 497-515.

Dohmen, T., Lehmann, H. and Schaffer, M.E. (2014). Wage policies of a Russian firm and the financial crisis of 1998: evidence from personnel data, 1997 to 2002. ILR Review 67(2), 504-531.

Maiti, T. , Ren, H. and Sinha, S. (2014). Prediction Error of Small Area Predictors Shrinking both Mean and Variances. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 41, 775-790.

Majumdar, S.K. and Bhattacharjee, A. (2014). Firms, Markets and the State: Institutional Change and Manufacturing Sector Profitability Variances in India. Organization Science 25, 509-528.

Mitra, P., Muravyev, A. and Schaffer, M.E. (2014). Labor reallocation and firm growth: benchmarking transition countries against mature market economies. IZA Journal of Labor & Development 3(13).

Zhang, Z., Lim, C.-Y. and Maiti, T. (2014). Analyzing 2000-2010 Childhood Age-Adjusted Cancer Rates in Florida: A Spatial Clustering Approach. Statistics and Public Policy 1(1), 120-128.


Baum, C.F. and Schaffer, M.E. (2013). ACTEST: Stata module to perform Cumby-Huizinga general test for autocorrelation in time series. Statistical Software.

Baum, C.F. and Schaffer, M.E. (2013). AVAR: Stata module to perform asymptotic covariance estimation for iid and non-iid data robust to heteroskedasticity, autocorrelation, 1-and 2-way clustering, and common cross-panel autocorrelated disturbances. Statistical Software.

Bhattacharjee, A. and Holly, S. (2013). Understanding interactions in social networks and committees. Spatial Economic Analysis 8(1), 23-53.

Bhattacharjee, A. and Jensen-Butler, C. (2013). Estimation of the spatial weights matrix under structural constraints. Regional Science and Urban Economics 43(4), 617-634.

Carlin, W., Schaffer, M.E. and Seabright, P. (2013). Soviet Power Plus Electrification: What is the Long-Run Legacy of Communism?. Explorations in Economic History 50(1), 116-147.

Kovandzic, T., Schaffer, M.E., and Kleck, G. (2013). Estimating the causal effect of gun prevalence on homicide rates: a local average treatment effect approach. Journal of Quantitative Criminology 29(4), 477-541.

Marques, J.L., Castro, E.A. and Bhattacharjee, A. (2013). Os Padrões Espaciais do Mercado da Habitação: Uma Noção Multidimensional Não Euclideana do Espaço (in Portuguese, trans: "Spatial Patterns of the Housing Market: Multidimensional Non-Euclidean Notion of Space"). Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionnais 32(1), 5-23.

Finlay, K., Magnusson, L. and Schaffer, M.E. (2013). WEAKIV: Stata module to perform weak-instrument-robust tests and confidence intervals for instrumental-variable (IV) estimation of linear, probit and tobit models. Statistical Software.

Xu, Y., Choi, J., Dass, S.C. and Maiti, T. (2013). Efficient Bayesian Spatial Prediction with Mobile Sensor Networks Using Gaussian Markov Random Fields. Automatica 49, 3520-3530.


Baum, C.F. and Schaffer, M.E. (2012). IVREG2H: Stata module to perform instrumental variables estimation using heteroskedasticity-based instruments. Statistical Software.

Bhattacharjee, A. , Castro, E.A. and Marques, J.L. (2012). Spatial Interactions in Hedonic Pricing Models: The Urban Housing Market of Aveiro, Portugal. Spatial Economic Analysis 7(1), 133-167.

Dass, S.C., Lim, C.-Y. and Maiti, T. (2012). Default Bayesian analysis for multivariate generalized CAR models. Statistica Sinica 22, 231-248.

Dass, S.C., Maiti, T., Ren, H. and Sinha, S. (2012). Small Area Estimation Shrinking both Means and Variance. Survey Methodology 38, 173-187.

Hall, P. and Maiti, T. (2012). Choosing Trajectory and Data Type when Classifying Functional Data. Biometrika 99 , 799-811.

Marques, J.L., Castro, E.A. and Bhattacharjee, A. (2012). Methods and models of analysis in the urban housing market. In: R. Capello and T.P. Dentinho (Eds.), ‘Networks, Space and Competitiveness: Evolving Challenges for Sustainable Growth’, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham UK, Chapter 7, 149-180.

Mukhopadhyay, P., Maiti, T. and Fuller, W. (2012). County level Estimation using Data from the U.S. National Resources Inventory (Invited). Journal of the Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics 66, 65-74.

Ruehl, C., Appleby, P., Fennema, J., Naumov, A. and Schaffer, M.E. (2012). Economic Development and the Demand for Energy: A Historical Perspective on the Next 20 Years. Energy Policy 50, Special Section: Past and Prospective Energy Transitions - Insights from History, 109-116.

Xu, Y., Choi, J., Dass, S.C. and Maiti, T. (2012). Sequential Bayesian prediction and adaptive sampling algorithms for mobile sensor networks. IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control 57(8), 2078-2084.