Mark Schaffer

Professor of Economics

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Room 1.10
Mary Burton Building
Heriot-Watt University
Roles and responsibilities
  • Research Fellow at CEPR and IZA Institute for the Study of Labour

Research interests:

  • Economics of transition in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and China
  • Applied econometrics
Selected publications

Selected publications:

  • "Stata software package for IV/GMM estimation and testing: ivreg2, xtivreg2, overid, xtoverid, ivendog, ivhettest, ivreset, ranktest, ioverid, xtivreg2, xtoverid, ivhettest, ivactest, ivreset, ivactest" (01/04/2002), Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) - Statistical Software Components (with C Baum, F Kleibergen and S Stillman)
  • "Revisiting Hungary's bankruptcy episode" in A Meyendorff and A V Thakor (eds) Designing Financial systems in Transition Economies: Strategies for Transition and Reform in Central and Eastern Europe, (2002) MIT Press, pp 59-100 (with J P Bonin). ISBN: 978-0-262-13391-3
  • "A minimum of rivalry: Evidence from transition economies on the importance of competition for innovation and growth" (01/09/2004), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (with P Seabright and W Carlin). ISSN: 1935-1682
  • "Benchmarking structural change in transition", Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, March 2004, 15 (1): 47-81 (and J Schuchhardt and M Raiser). ISSN: 0954-349X

More publications by Mark Schaffer are available on the IDEAS website.

  • AB, Magna Cum Laude in Social Studies, Harvard University, 1982
  • MScEcon in Economics, London School of Economics, 1984
  • MA in Economics, Stanford University, 1984
  • PhD in Economics, London School of Economics, 1990