Ximing Wu

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Department of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2124
Tel: (979) 458-1355; Fax: (979) 862-1563
Email: xwu@tamu.edu

Curriculum Vitae





  1. "Calculation of Maximum Entropy Densities with Application to Income Distribution," Journal of Econometrics, 115: 347-354, 2003.
  2. "Partially Adaptive Estimation via Maximum Entropy Densities," (with T. Stengos), Econometrics Journal, 8: 352-336, 2005.
  3. "GMM Estimation of Maximum Entropy Density with Interval Data," (with J. Perloff), Journal of Econometrics, 138: 532-546, 2007.
  4. "Exponential Series Estimation of Empirical Copulas with Application to Financial Returns," (with C. Chui), Advances in Econometrics, Vol.25: Nonparametric Methods, 2009.
  5. "A Weighted Generalized Maximum Entropy Estimator with a Data-driven Weight," Entropy, 11(4): 917-930, 2009.
  6. "Information Theoretic Distribution Tests with Applications to Normality," (with T. Stengos), Econometric Reviews, 29(3): 307-369, 2010.
  7. "Exponential Series Estimator of Multivariate Densities," Journal of Econometrics, 156: 354-366, 2010.
  8. "Maximum Entropy Approximations for Asymptotic Distributions of Smooth Functions of Sample Means," (with S. Wang), Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, 38: 130-146, 2011.
  9. "Detecting Statistical Abnormality by Combining Benford’s Law and Panel Data Models," (with Y. Liu and W. Zeng) , Statistical Research (in Chinese), 2012.
  10. “Smooth Tests of Copula Specifications” (with J. Lin), Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 33:128-143,2015.
  11. "Penalized Exponential Series Estimation of Copula Densities with an Application to Intergenerational Dependence of Body Mass Index" (with Y. Gao and Y. Zhang), Empirical Economics, 48:61-81, 2015.
  12. “Transformation-based Nonparametric Estimation of Multivariate Densities” (with M. Chang), Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 135:71-88, 2015.
  13. "A data-driven smooth test of symmetry," (with Y. Fang, Q. Li and D. Zhang), Journal of Econometrics, 188:490-501, 2015.
  14. "An Improved Transformation-based Kernel Estimator of Densities on the Unit Interval" (with K. Wen), Journal of the American Statistical Association, 110: 773-783, 2015.
  15. "A Simple Consistent Nonparametric Estimator of the Lorenz Curve'' (with Y. Zhang and Q. Li), Advances in Econometrics, accepted.
  16. Empirical Economics

  17. "China's Income Distributions, 1985-2001," (with J. Perloff), Review of Economics and Statistics, 87: 763-775, 2005; featured in the Asia Times, July 21, 2004.
  18. "Government Policy Effects on Urban and Rural Income Inequality," (with J. Perloff and A. Golan), Review of Income and Wealth, 52(2): 213–235, 2006.
  19. "Overview: Immigration, U.S. Agriculture and Policy Reform," the Choices, 22, 2007.
  20. "Tax Incidence Varies across the Price Distribution," (with J. Perloff), Economics Letters, 96: 93-99, 2007.
  21. "On the Use of Cheap Talk in New Product Valuation," (with R. Brummett and R. Nayga), Economics Bulletin, 2:1-9, 2007.
  22. "The Effect of Food Away from Home and Food at Home Expenditures on Obesity Rates: A State Level Analysis", (with Y. Cai, P. Alviola and R.M. Nayga), Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 40(2): 507-521, 2008.
  23. "Climate Change and Future Analysis: Is Stationarity Dying?" (with B., McCarl and X. Villavicencio), American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 90(5): 1241-1247, 2008.
  24. "Should Students be Used as Subjects in Experimental Auctions?" (with R. Nayga, D. Depositario and T. Laude), Economics Letters, 102(2): 122-124, 2009.
  25. "Effects of information on consumers' willingness to pay for golden rice," (with D. Depositario, R. Nayga, and T. Laude), Asian Economic Journal, 23(4):457-476, 2009.
  26. "Comparing Open-ended Choice Experiment and Experimental Auctions: An Application to Golden Rice," (with J. Corrigan, R. Nayga, D. Depositario, and T. Laude), American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 91(3): 837-853, 2009.
  27. "The Joint Evolution of the Conditional Joint Distribution of Life Expectancy and Per Capita Income Growth," (with T. Stengos and B. Thompson), Advances in Econometrics, Vol.25: Nonparametric Methods, 2009.
  28. "Obesity and Moral Hazard in Demands for Visits to Physicians," (with G. Gustavsen and R. Nayga), Contemporary Economic Policy, 29: 620-633, 2011.
  29. "Climate Change and Vector-borne Diseases: An Economic Impact Analysis of Malaria in Africa," (with Egbendewe-Mondzozo A., Musumba M., and McCarl B.A.), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 8(3): 913-930, 2011.
  30. "Global Joint Distribution of Income and Health," (with A. Savvides and T. Stengos), In J. Ma and M. Wohar, editors, Recent Advances in Estimating Nonlinear Models with Applications in Economics and Finance, Springer, 2013.
  31. "Climate Change Influences on Agricultural Research Productivity," (with X. Villavicencio, B. McCarl, and W. Huffman), Climatic Change, 119: 815-824, 2013.
  32. "Measuring efficiency within farm credit system," (with T. Dang, D.J. Leatham, B.A. McCarl), Agricultural Finance Review, 74:38-54, 2014.
  33. "Climate Change and the Risk of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Outbreaks in Birds," (with J.E. Mu, B.A. McCarl, M. Ward), British Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 4(2): 166-185, 2014.
  34. "Interdependence of oil prices and stock market indicies: A copula approach," (with Sukcharoen, K., T. Zohrabyan, and D. Leatham), Energy Economics, 44:331-339, 2014.
  35. "Effects of parental divorce on teenage children's risk behavior: incidence and presistence," (with G. Gustavsen and R. Nayga) Journal of Family and Economic Issues, 2015.

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