On February 28, 2023, a substantial update to version 1.3.1 became available for the
xtivdfreg Stata program
with added functionality for spatial panel data models. I was previously invited to present this joint work with Vasilis Sarafidis on the
instrumental variable estimation of large-T panel data models with common factors
at the 2021 Stata Economics Virtual Symposium. Before that, I gave another presentation at the 2021 UK Stata Conference. An accompanying paper appeared in the September 2021 issue of the Stata Journal.
My affiliation with the Research Center for Policy Design at Tohoku University as a visiting associate professor has been extended for another year until March 2024.
I have recently presented the joint working paper with Melanie Krause on
the role of commuters for regional convergence at the county level
at Tohoku University. Previously, I presented this work at the virtual 12th World Congress of the Econometric Society, the 25th International Panel Data Conference in Vilnius, the 6th International Association for Applied Econometrics Annual Conference in Nicosia, and the 18th International Workshop Spatial Econometrics and Statistics in Paris.
As in previous years, I am teaching again the final-year undergraduate module Econometric Analysis (BEE3015) and the postgraduate module Econometric Theory 1 (BEEM139) in the current academic year.
In June 2022, I have been promoted to Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter.