Jerry A. Hausman is the John and Jennie S. MacDonald Professor of
Economics at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He has taught at MIT
for 30 years. He is Director of the MIT Telecommunications Economics
Research Program. Professor Hausman received the John Bates Clark Award
from the American Economics Association in 1985 for the most
outstanding contributions to economics by an economist under 40 years
of age. He also received the Frisch Medal from the Econometric Society.
Professor Hausman academic research has been in a number of areas. He
has published numerous papers in econometrics and applied
microeconomics. His recent applied research has been in differentiated
products and in telecommunications. Professor Hausman has previously
done research in the effects of taxation on the economy, the economics
of aging, and in energy and environmental economics. His recent applied
papers are on topics including the effect of new goods on economic
welfare and their measurement in the CPI, new telecommunications
technologies including cellular 3G and broadband, regulation of
telecommunications and railroads, and competition in network markets.
His recent econometrics papers include estimation of difference in
difference models, semi-parametric duration models, weak instruments,
and errors in variable in non-standard situations.