James L. Powell

Faculty profiles

Members of the Economics Department

James L. Powell

George Break and Helen Schnacke Break Distinguished Professor of Economics; Department Chair

Econometrics, statistical modeling
Current Research
Limited dependent variables, endogenous regressors, panel data
Current Status
Research Interests
Semiparametric and nonparametric estimation

About James L. Powell

James Powell joined the Berkeley faculty in 1993 as a professor. He received his PhD from Stanford in 1982, the same year he became an assistant professor at M.I.T, where he taught until 1985. Prior to coming to Berkeley, he also taught at Carnegie-Mellon University, University of Wisconsin, Madison, University of Chicago, and Princeton University. He has served as associate editor of Econometrica, the Journal of Econometrics, and the International Economic Review, and he was co-chair of the NSF-NBER Conferences on Econometrics and Mathematical Economics. Professor Powell's honors include: Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences; Fellow, Econometric Society; Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences; Fellow, Journal of Econometrics; and Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship.