I’m Gray Calhoun, an Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at Iowa State. I work on Econometric theory, especially time series and applications to forecasting and forecast evaluation. I graduated with a PhD from UC San Diego in 2009, where I worked with Graham Elliott and Allan Timmermann.
Email: «gcalhoun at iastate dot edu» (university) and «gray at clhn dot org» (personal email and IM)
Office: 467 Heady Hall, (515) 294-6271.
Schedule for 2015–2016: I'm teaching Tuesdays and Thursdays both Fall and Spring semesters, 9–11 in the Fall and 2–3:30 in the Spring. Office hours are held in my office for 45 minutes or so after the lecture.
This website was last updated on 2015-08-29.
Out-of-sample comparisons of overfit models (2014-03-30, revise and resubmit at Quantitative Economics) with supplemental appendix and source code archive. Iowa State University Economics Department Working Paper #11002.
Block bootstrap consistency under weak assumptions (2015-12-31, revise and resubmit at Econometric Theory) with supplemental appendix and public repository. Iowa State University Economics Department Working Paper #11017.
Improved stepdown methods for asymptotic control of generalized error rates (2015-04-27, revise and resubmit at Journal of Econometrics) with source code archive.
An asymptotically normal out-of-sample test based on mixed estimation windows (2015-01-09, revise and resubmit at Econometrica) with appendix and source code archive.
Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Sharp Regression Discontinuity Designs with the Uniform Kernel, joint with Otávio Bartalotti and Yang He (2016-03-11); source code and data will be made available soon.
Research Needs and Challenges in the FEW System: Coupling Economic Models with Agronomic, Hydrologic, and Bioenergy Models for Sustainable Food, Energy, and Water Systems (with Catherine L. Kling, Raymond W. Arritt, David A. Keiser, and 25 others), March 2016. CARD Working Paper #563.
A graphical analysis of causality in the Reinhart-Rogoff dataset (2015-07-19) with source code archive. Iowa State University Economics Department Working Paper #15014. (This is a more formal version of a blog post I had written earlier.)
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