Edward E. Leamer

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Edward E. Leamer
Born (1944-05-24) May 24, 1944 (age 75)
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Edward Emory Leamer (born May 24, 1944) is a professor of economics and statistics at UCLA. He is Chauncey J. Medberry Professor of Management and director of the UCLA Anderson Forecast.

He attended Princeton (B.A., mathematics, 1966) and the University of Michigan (M.A., mathematics, Ph.D., economics, 1970).[1]

Leamer is the author of 4 books and over 100 articles on a range of subjects especially including applied econometrics and quantitative international economics.

Leamer was the vice presidential nominee on Laurence Kotlikoff's independent ticket in the 2016 US presidential election.

Selected publications[edit]

  • 1978. Specification Searches: Ad Hoc Inference with Nonexperimental Data, Wiley. Chapter preview links.
  • 1985. Sources of International Comparative Advantage: Theory and Evidence, MIT Press. Description.
  • 2006. Quantitative International Economics (with Robert M. Stern). Aldine Transaction. Description and preview.
  • 2007. Handbook of Econometrics, Elsevier. Description and chapter-preview links for v. 6A & 6B (editor with James J. Heckman).
  • 2009. Macroeconomic Patterns and Stories, Springer. Description and preview.
  • 1980. "The Leontief Paradox, Reconsidered," Journal of Political Economy, 88(3), pp. 495-503. Reprinted in Jagdish N. Bhagwati, ed., 1987, International Trade: Selected Readings, MIT Press. pp. 115- 124.
  • 1983a. "Let's Take the Con Out of Econometrics," American Economic Review, 73(1), pp. 31-43.
  • 1983b. "Reporting the Fragility of Regression Estimates," (with Herman Leonard), Review of Economics and Statistics, 65(2), pp. 306-317.
  • 1985. "Sensitivity Analyses Would Help," American Economic Review, 75(3), pp. 308-313.
  • 1995. "International Trade Theory: The Evidence," ch. 26, Handbook of International Economics, v. 3, pp. 1339–1394. Abstract.
  • 1987. "Econometric Metaphors," in Advances in Econometrics, Truman F. Bewley, ed., Cambridge v. 2, pp. 1-28.
  • 2007a. "Housing is the Business Cycle," in Housing, Housing Finance, and Monetary Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, pp. 149-233.
  • 2007b. "Linking the Theory with the Data: That is the Core Problem of International Economics," ch. 67, Handbook of Econometrics, v. 6A, pp 4587–4606. Abstract.
  • 2008. From The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition. Abstract links:
  • 2010. "Tantalus on the Road to Asymptopia," Journal of Economic Perspectives, 24(2), pp. 31-46.


External links[edit]

  • Edward E. Leamer at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  • Roberts, Russ. "Ed Leamer Podcasts". EconTalk. Library of Economics and Liberty.