Head of the Regional Analysis and Statistics Unit, OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development
AboutMonica Brezzi is Head of the Regional Analysis and Statistics Unit in the OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development. Her current activities focus on the analysis of regional comparative advantages and the assessment of policies to reduce inequalities in the access to key services for citizens. She has recently contributed to design a web mapping tool to help decision makers and citizens develop a better knowledge of their society using statistical information. Before joining OECD, she worked for the Ministry of Economic Development in Italy where she contributed to design and launch a performance-based policy to measure the efficiency of local public services.
Miers Busch Professor of Statistics
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Lawrence Brown is the Miers Busch Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics at The Wharton School. His research areas include statistical decision theory, statistical inference, nonparametric function estimation, foundations of statistics, sampling theory, and empirical queuing science.
Brown, Lawrence D., Michael L. Cohen, Daniel L. Cork, and Constance F. Citro, eds. 2010. Envisioning the 2020 Census. Panel on the Design of the 2020 Census Program of Evaluations and Experiments. National Research Council, Committee on National Statistics, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
Brown, L. D., T. J. Plewes, and M. A. Gerstein. 2005. Measuring Research and Development in the United States Economy. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
Brown, L. D., N. Gans, A. Mandelbaum, A. Sakov, H. Shen, S. Zeltyn, and L. H. Zhao. 2005. Statistical Analysis of a Telephone Call Center: a Queuing Science Perspective. Journal of American Statistical Association, 100.
Brown, L. D., T. T. Cai, and A. DasGupta. 1999. Interval Estimation for a Binomial Proportion. Statistical Science. 16.
Brown, L. D. and M. G. Low. 1996. Asymptotic Equivalence of Nonparametric Regression and White Noise. Annals of Statistics, 24.
Brown, L. D. 1971. Admissible Estimators, Recurrent Diffusions, and Insoluble Boundary Value Problems. Annals of Mathematical Statistics, 42.
Universal Furniture Professor, Professor of Statistics, and Chair, Department of Statistics
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Edward George is Universal Furniture Professor of Statistics and Chair of the Statistics Department at The Wharton School. His research interests include hierarchical modeling, model uncertainty, shrinkage estimation, treed modeling, variable selection, and wavelet regression. He is a member of a number of professional organizations, including American Statistical Association (Elected Fellow), Bernoulli Society, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (Elected Fellow), Royal Statistical Society (Fellow), International Statistical Institute (Elected Member), International Society for Bayesian Analysis, Japanese Association of Financial Econometrics and Engineering American Statistical Association (Elected Fellow), Bernoulli Society, Institute of Mathematical Statistics (Elected Fellow), Royal Statistical Society (Fellow), International Statistical Institute (Elected Member), International Society for Bayesian Analysis, and the Japanese Association of Financial Econometrics and Engineering.
Chipman, H., Ed George, R.B. Gramacy, R.E. McCulloch. 2013. Bayesian Treed Response Surface Models. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery.
Rockova, Veronika and Ed George. Under Review. EMVS: The EM Approach to Bayesian Variable Selection.
George, Ed, Yuzo Maruyama. 2012. Posterior Odds with a Generalized Hyper-g-prior. Econometric Reviews.
Wang, Pengyuan, Eric Bradlow, and Ed George. Under Review. Marketing Meta-Analyses Using Information Reweighting. George, Ed, and K. Hui. 2012. Optimal Pricing Using Online Auction Experiments: A Polya Tree Approach. Annals of Applied Statistics 6: 55-82.
Andrew F. Haughwout
Senior Vice President and Function Head, Microeconomic Studies Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Andy F. Haughwout is a Senior Vice President and Function Head of the Microeconomic Studies Function at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He is the Group's Senior Administrative Officer and a co-editor of the Liberty Street Economics blog. In addition to his duties at the Bank, he serves on a Transportation Research Board panel investigating the value of transportation spending as economic stimulus. He is a past Chair of the North American Regional Science Council and the Federal Reserve System Committee on Regional Analysis and serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Regional Science. Prior to joining the New York Fed, Haughwout served as Assistant Professor at Princeton University.
Tony E. Smith
Professor of Systems Engineering and Regional Science
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Tony Smith is Professor of Systems Engineering and Regional Science, Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering. His primary area of research is in the theory and application of probabilistic models to spatial interaction behavior. Specific interests focus on structural analysis and axiomatic foundations of such models. Related areas of interest are in probabilistic theories of choice behavior, spatial statistical analysis and GIS. A secondary area of research is in transportation and land use modeling.
Smith, Tony E. and Ka Lok Lee. 2012. The Effects of Spatial Autoregressive Dependencies on Inference in OLS: A Geometric Approach. Journal of Geographical Systems, 14:91-124.
Muldoon, Ryan, Tony E. Smith, and Michael Weisberg. 2012. Segregation That No One Seeks. Philosophy of Science, 79: 38-62.
Mori, T. and Tony E. Smith. 2011, 2012. An Industrial Agglomeration Approach to Central Place and City Size Regularities. The Journal of Regional Science, 51: 694-731.
Smith, Tony E. and P. Wu. 2009. A Spatio-Temporal Model of Housing Prices Based on Individual Sales Transactions over Time. Journal of Geographical Systems, 11:333-355.
Hillier, A. , Cole, B.L. , Smith, T.E., Yancey, A.K. , Williams, J.D. 2009. Clustering of Unhealthy Outdoor Advertisements around Child-serving Institutions: A Comparison of Three Cities. Health and Place.
Doctoral Candidate, Education Policy, Graduate School of Education