Mark Watson (economist)

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Mark Watson
Born 1952 (age 62–63)
Nationality United States
Institution Princeton University
Field Econometrics
Alma mater UC San Diego
Cal State Northridge
Pierce College
Influences Clive Granger
Robert F. Engle
Influenced Ricardo Reis
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Mark W. Watson (born 1952) is an American professor of econometrics. He currently teaches at Princeton University. Prior to coming to Princeton in 1995, Watson served on the economics faculty at Harvard University and Northwestern University. His research focuses on time-series econometrics, empirical macroeconomics, and macroeconomic forecasting.

Watson has published widely cited articles in these areas, and is the co-author of Introduction to Econometrics, a leading undergraduate textbook.

He and Tim Bollerslev are widely regarded as carrying forward the work of the Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert F. Engle, as acknowledged by Engle himself.[1]

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