Takeshi Amemiya

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Takeshi Amemiya
Native name 雨宮 健
Born (1935-03-29) March 29, 1935 (age 80)
Tokyo, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Fields Economics
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater Johns Hopkins University
Doctoral advisor Carl F. Christ

Takeshi Amemiya (雨宮 健 Amemiya Takeshi?, born 29 March 1935, Tokyo, Japan) is an economist specializing in econometrics and the economy of ancient Greece.[1]

Amemiya is the Edward Ames Edmonds Professor of Economics (emeritus) and a Professor of Classics at Stanford University. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association[2] and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1985).[3]


Honors and awards[edit]

  • U.S. Scientist Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1988
  • Fellowship, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, 1989
  • Fellowship, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, 1975–1976
  • Ford Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Economics, Johns Hopkins University, 1963–1965



  • Advanced Econometrics, Basil Blackwell, 1985
  • Introduction To Statistics And Econometrics, Harvard University Press, 1994.
  • Nonlinear Statistical Modeling: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Symposium in Economic Theory and Econometrics : Essays in Honor of Takeshi Amemiya, ed. Takeshi Amemiya, Kimio Morimune, James L. Powell and Cheng Hsiao. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Selected writings[edit]

  • "A Comparative Study of Alternative Estimators in a Distributed Lag Model," Econometrica, Vol. 35, No. 3/4 (Jul. - Oct., 1967), pp. 509-529, (with Wayne A. Fuller)
  • "The Effect of Aggregation on Prediction in the Autoregressive Model," Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 67, No. 339 (Sep., 1972), pp. 628-632, (with Roland Y. Wu)
  • "Generalized Least Squares with an Estimated Autocovariance Matrix," Econometrica, Vol. 41, No. 4 (Jul., 1973), pp. 723-732
  • "Regression Analysis when the Dependent Variable Is Truncated Normal," Econometrica, Vol. 41, No. 6 (Nov., 1973), pp. 997-1016
  • "Multivariate Regression and Simultaneous Equation Models when the Dependent Variables Are Truncated Normal," Econometrica, Vol. 42, No. 6 (Nov., 1974), pp. 999-1012
  • "The Maximum Likelihood and the Nonlinear Three-Stage Least Squares Estimator in the General Nonlinear Simultaneous Equation Model," Econometrica, Vol. 45, No. 4 (May, 1977), pp. 955-968
  • "The Estimation of a Simultaneous Equation Generalized Probit Model," Econometrica, Vol. 46, No. 5 (Sep., 1978), pp. 1193-1205
  • "The Estimation of a Simultaneous-Equation Tobit Model," International Economic Review, Vol. 20, No. 1 (Feb., 1979), pp. 169-181
  • "Selection of Regressors," International Economic Review, Vol. 21, No. 2 (Jun., 1980), pp. 331-354
  • "Nonlinear Regression Models," Handbook of Econometrics, vol.1, ed. by Z. Griliches and M. Intrilligator, North Holland (1983), ch.6, pp. 334-389
  • "Instrumental-Variable Estimation of an Error-Components Model," Econometrica, Vol. 54, No. 4, (Jul., 1986), pp. 869-880, (with Thomas E. MaCurdy)


  1. ^ Backhouse, Roger; Middleton, Roger, eds. (2000). "Takeshi Amemiya b 1935". Exemplary Economists: North America 1. Edward Elgar. pp. 311–22. ISBN 1-78254-311-2. 
  2. ^ Powell, J. L. (2007), "The ET Interview: Takeshi Amemiya," Econometric Theory, 23, 155–181, doi:10.1017/S0266466607070065.
  3. ^ "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 

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