Bill is Professor of Econometrics at the University of Melbourne, a position he has held since 2001. At the University of Melbourne he has also served as Head (2013-2015), and Deputy Head (2002-2007), of the Department of Economics, Director of the Centre for Microeconometrics (2004-2009), and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies (2005-2007).
Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, he was Professor of Econometrics at the University of New England for 14 years and Head of New England’s Department of Econometrics for a total of 12 years. He has held visiting appointments at Louisiana State University and at the Universities of Georgia (Athens), Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), and California (Berkeley). He was elected Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 1995, and has served as a member of the ARC College of Experts (2007-9).
Bill has co-authored several leading econometrics books covering a range that includes a research handbook, a PhD level text, a Masters level text and an undergraduate text. Working within the general area of econometric methodology, he has made research contributions in a number of areas including estimation and hypothesis testing for heteroskedastic error models, specification and estimation of microeconometric production functions, Bayesian inference, demand modelling and estimation, and estimation and analysis of income distributions. Top ranking journals in which his publications have appeared include Journal of Econometrics, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and American Journal of Agricultural Economics. His books and journal articles have attracted over 12,500 Google Scholar citations.
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Econometric Estimation And Analysis Of Country, Regional And Global Income Distributions
The Evolution Of Aust'N Enterprises,1990 To 2007:An Empirical Analysis Of The Relationship..
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The Evolution Of Aust'N Enterprises,1990 To 2007:An Empirical Analysis Of The Relationship Between Turbulence Among Firms,Productivity,Growth &Exports
This project will examine determinants and effects of enterprise entry and exit on growth, export and productivity in Australian industry us..
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Bayesian weighted inference from surveys
William Griffiths, D GUNAWAN, A Panagiotelis, D Chotikapanich
Journal article | 2020 | Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics
Data from large surveys are often supplemented with sampling weights that are designed to reflect unequal probabilities of respons..
Bayesian assessment of Lorenz and stochastic dominance
D Lander, D Gunawan, W Griffiths, D Chotikapanich
Journal article | 2020 | Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique
We introduce a Bayesian approach for assessing Lorenz and stochastic dominance. For two income distributions, say X and Y, estimat..
Using the GB2 Income Distribution
Duangkamon Chotikapanich, William E Griffiths, Gholamreza Hajargasht, Wasana Karunarathne, DS Prasada Rao
Journal article | 2018 | Econometrics
To use the generalized beta distribution of the second kind (GB2) for the analysis of income and other positively skewed distribut..
Bayesian inference for health inequality and welfare using qualitative data
David Gunawan, William E Griffiths, Duangkamon Chotikapanich
Journal article | 2018 | Economics Letters
We show how to use Bayesian inference to compare two ordinal categorical distributions commonly occurring with data on self-report..
Global Inequality; Levels and Trends, 1993–2005: How Sensitive are These to the Choice of PPPs and Real Income Measures?
D Warner, DSP Rao, WE Griffiths, D Chotikapanich
Journal article | 2014 | Review of Income and Wealth
Increasing global interaction between economies over the last few decades has led to growing interest on the implications of globa..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Gamma-Sigma-Delta Honor Award
CIC Travelling Scholar
University of Illinois Graduate Fellowship, 1967-1970
FASSA - Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
International Society for Bayesian Analysis
The Econometric Society
American Statistical Association
Economic Society of Australia and NZ
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Illinois
Bachelor of Agricultural Economics
University of New England