Donald Wilfrid Kao Andrews (born 1955) is a Canadian economist. He is the Tjalling Koopmans Professor of Economics at the Cowles Foundation, Yale University. Born in Vancouver, he received his B.A. in 1977 at the University of British Columbia, his M.A. in 1980 in statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. in economics in 1982 also from the University of California, Berkeley.
- Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2006.
- Fellow of the Econometric Society, 1989.
- 1992 Paper, Joint with E. Zivot, Published in the Commemorative Issue of the Most Influential Papers Published in the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 2001.
- Best Teacher of the Year, Department of Economics, Yale University, 1996, 2000, and 2006.
- Best Advisor of the Year, Department of Economics, Yale University, 2007.
He has served on the Economics Advisory Panel, National Science Foundation, 1992—1994, and been the recipient on 10 successive multi-year grants from that organisation from 1985 to the present.
He has published over 70 peer-reviewed papers in Economics and econometric journals. Among his major works are:
- Andrews, Donald W. K. & Lee, Inpyo & Ploberger, Werner, "Optimal Changepoint Tests for Normal Linear Regression" Journal of Econometrics, 70:1 (1996), pages 9–38, Available from RePEc (cited 28 times in RePEc)
- Andrews, Donald W. K. & Ploberger, Werner, "Optimal Tests When a Nuisance Parameter Is Present Only Under the Alternative". Econometrica, 62(6), 1994. (with Werner Ploberger)
He is also co-editor of the book,
- Identification and Inference for Econometric Models: A Festschrift in Honor of Thomas J. Rothenberg co-edited with James H. Stock. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 18 April 2011.