David E. Giles

University of Victoria, Canada


David Giles was born in England in 1949. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) in 1975. He previously completed his B.Sc. (mathematics; statistics) and M. Com. (Hons 1) at the same institution. After working as a Research Officer at New Zealand's central bank, he was appoined Lecturer in the Department of Econometrics & Operations Research at Monash University, Australia in early 1977. He was promoted to full Professor in November 1978 and chaired that department for various periods. Between 1986 & 1994 Dr. Giles held the position of Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Canterbury, before taking up his current position of Professor, Department of Economics, at the University of Victoria (Canada). Dr. Giles has held numerous editorial positions during his career, and is currently Nth. American Editor of "Journal International Trade & Economic Development", Associate Editor of "Communications in Statistics", and on the Editorial Boards of several other journals, including "Statistical Papers". Dr. Giles has co-authored/co-edited several books and his research has been published in "Econometrica", "Journal of the American Statistical Association", "Journal of Econometrics", "Econometric Theory", "International Economic Review", "Review of Economic Statistics", "Economic Journal", "Communications in Statistics", & many other peer-reviewed economics & statistics journals. Dr. Giles' current research interest include count data models, modelling extremes, & bias reduction techniques. He is a member of the American Statistical Association, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, & has an Erdos number of 4.

Biography Updated on 31 March 2010

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