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Christopher F. Parmeter

Christopher F. Parmeter

Associate Professor, Economics

(305) 284-4397
Jenkins 517E
cparmeter@bus.miami.edu


Research Interests

  • Constrained Nonparametric Estimation and Inference
  • Application of Hedonic Methods
  • Robust Benefit Transfer
  • Growth Empirics

Selected Publications

Daniel J. Henderson, Qi Li, Christopher F. Parmeter and Shuang Yao. “Gradient Based Smoothing Parameter Selection for Nonparametric Regression Estimation,” Journal of Econometrics, forthcoming.

Kyle Hyndman and Christopher F. Parmeter. “Efficiency or Competition? A Structural Econometric Analysis of Canada's AWS Auction and the Set-Aside Provision,” Production and Operations Management, forthcoming.

Michael S. Delgado and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2014. “A Simple Estimator for Partial Linear Regression with Endogenous Nonparametric Variables,” Economics Letters, 124(1), 100-103.

Michael S. Delgado, Daniel J. Henderson and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2014. “Does Education Matter for Economic Growth?” Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 76(3), 334-359.

Christopher F. Parmeter, Kai Sun, Daniel J. Henderson and Subal C. Kumbhakar, 2014.  “Regression and Inference Under Smoothness Restrictions,” Journal of Productivity Analysis,  41(1), 111-129.

Michael S. Delgado and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2013. “Embarrassingly Easy Embarrassingly Parallel Processing in R,” Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28, 1224-1230.

Daniel J. Henderson, Chris Papageorgiou and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2013, “Who Benefits from Financial Development? New Methods, New Evidence,” European Economic Review, 63, 47-67.

Sapna Kaul, Kevin J. Boyle, Nicolai V. Kuminoff, Christopher F. Parmeter and Jaren C. Pope, 2013, “What Can We Learn From Benefit Transfer Errors? Evidence from 20 Years of Research on Convergent Validity,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(1), 90-104.

Kevin J. Boyle, Christopher F. Parmeter, Brent Boehlert and Robert Paterson, 2013, “Due Diligence in Meta-Analyses to Support Benefit Transfer,” Environmental and Resource Economics, 55(3), 357-386. Nominated for Outstanding Publication for year 2013.

Pang Du, Christopher F. Parmeter and Jeffrey S. Racine, 2013, “Nonparametric Kernel Regression with Multiple Predictors and Multiple Shape Constraints,” Statistica Sinica, 23(3), 1343-1372.

Subal C. Kumbhakar, Christopher F. Parmeter and Efthymios G. Tsionas, 2013, “A Zero Inefficiency Stochastic Frontier Estimator,” Journal of Econometrics, 172(1), 66-76.

Michele Battisti and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2012, “GDP Clustering: A Reappraisal,” Economics Letters, 117(3), 837-840.

Daniel J. Henderson, Subal C. Kumbhakar and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2012, “A Simple Method to Visualize Results in Nonlinear Regression Models,” Economics Letters, 117(3), 578-587.

Sharam Amini and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2012, “Comparison of Model Averaging Techniques: Assessing Growth Determinants,” Journal of Applied Econometrics, 27(5), 870-876.

Daniel J. Henderson, Chris Papageorgiou and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2012, “Growth Empirics Without Parameters,” The Economic Journal, 122(559), 125-154.

Daniel J. Henderson, John A. List, Daniel L. Millimet, Christopher F. Parmeter and Michael K. Price, 2012, “Empirical Implementation of Nonparametric First-Price Auction Models,” Journal of Econometrics, 168(1), 17-29.

Subal C. Kumbhakar, Christopher F. Parmeter and Efthymios G. Tsionas, 2012, “Bayesian Estimation Approaches to First-Price Auctions,” Journal of Econometrics, 168(1), 47-60.

Valentina Hartarska, Christopher F. Parmeter and Denis Nadolynak, 2011, “Economies of Scope of Lending and Mobilizing Deposits in Microfinance Institutions: A Semiparametric Analysis,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 93(2), 389-398.

William C. Horrace and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2011. “Semiparametric Deconvolution with Unknown Error Variance,” Journal of Productivity Analysis, 35(2), 129-141.

Nicolai Kuminoff, Christopher F. Parmeter and Jaren C. Pope, 2010. “Which Hedonic Models Can We Trust to Recover the Marginal Willingness to Pay for Environmental Amenities?” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 60(3), 145-160, lead article.

Subal C. Kumbhakar and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2010, “Estimation of Hedonic Price Functions with Incomplete Information,” Empirical Economics, 39(1), 1-25, lead article.

Daniel J. Henderson and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2009 “Imposing Economic Constraints on Nonparametric Regression: Survey, Implementation and Extensions,” Advances in Econometrics: Nonparametric Methods, Elsevier Science, Volume 25, edited by Q. Li and J. S. Racine, 433-469.

Kevin J. Boyle, Nicolai V. Kuminoff, Christopher F. Parmeter and Jaren C. Pope, 2009, “Necessary Conditions for Valid Benefit Transfers,” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 91(5), 1328-1334.

Subal C. Kumbhakar and Christopher F. Parmeter, 2009, “The Effects of Bargaining on Market Outcomes: Evidence From Buyer and Seller Specific Estimates,” Journal of Productivity Analysis, 31(1), 1-14, lead article.

Christopher F. Parmeter, 2008, “The Effect of Measurement Error on the Shape of the World Distribution of Income,” Economics Letters, 100(3), 373-376.

Daniel J. Henderson, Christopher F. Parmeter and R. Robert Russell, 2008, “Modes, Weighted Modes, and Calibrated Modes: Evidence of Clustering Using Modality Tests,” Journal of Applied Econometrics, 23(5), 607-638.

Christopher F. Parmeter, Daniel J. Henderson and Subal C. Kumbhakar, 2007, “Nonparametric Estimation of a Hedonic Price Function,” Journal of Applied Econometrics, 22, 695-699.


Honors and Awards

  • National Institute of Health (NIH-NHLBI, 1R21HL097308-01A2), February 2011-July 2012, $407,586, with Wen You (PI), Kevin J. Boyle, and Paul A. Estabrooks.
  • Visting Scholar, Dipartimento di Studi su Politica Diritto e Societa, University of Palermo, December 2010.
  • Young Faculty Travel Grant, Symposium on Econometric Theory and Applications, Seoul, South Korea, 2008.
  • Environmental Protection Agency (G2006-STAR-G-1) (January 2007-December 2008), $194,374, with Kevin J. Boyle, Nicolai V. Kuminoff and Jaren C. Pope.
  • Graduate Student Excellence in Research Award, Binghamton University, 2006.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 08/2006-05/2010
  • Assistant Professor, University of Miami, Department of Economics, 06/2010-05/2013

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Economics, Binghamton University, 2006
  • M.S., Economics, Binghamton University, 2003
  • B.A., Mathematics, Nazareth College, 2001
  • B.A., Economics, Nazareth College, 2001

Specialties

  • Nonparametric Econometrics
  • Stochastic Frontier Analysis
  • Robust Econometric Methods

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