Shiferaw Gurmu 
Professor of Economics 
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  Selected Recent Publications, Research in Progress, and Computer Programs:  
  • Solomon T. Tesfu and Shiferaw Gurmu “Mother’s Gender Preferences and Child Schooling in Ethiopia,” Atlantic Economic Journal, forthcoming. Published online first: 28 May 2013; DOI: 10.1007/s11293-013-9366-2.
  • Shiferaw Gurmu and John Elder, “Flexible Bivariate Count Regression Models,” Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 30(2), 265-274, 2012. [ Working Paper and Supplemental Material] {GAUSS Program}
  • Shiferaw Gurmu and Getachew Dagne,  “Bayesian Approach to Zero-Inflated Bivariate Ordered Probit Models, with an Application to Tobacco Use,”  Journal of Probability and Statistics, Article ID 617678, 26 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/617678. [Link to the paper]
  • Shiferaw Gurmu and Solomon Tesfay Tesfu “Illness and Treatment Choice in Urban and Rural Ethiopia,” Ethiopian Journal of Economics, 20(2), 29-62, 2011. [ Working Paper]
  • Shiferaw Gurmu, Grant Black and Paula Stephan, “The Knowledge Production Function for University Patenting,” Economic Inquiry 48(1), 192-213, 2010. [Web Page Tables]
  • Jose Canals-Cerdá and Shiferaw Gurmu, “Premarital Birth among Young Hispanic Women: Evidence from Semi-parametric Competing Risks Analysis,” Atlantic Economic Journal 36(4), 421-440, 2008. [ Working Paper]
  • Shiferaw Gurmu and Fidel Perez-Sebastian, “Patents, R&D and Lag Effects: Evidence from Flexible Methods for Count Panel Data on Manufacturing Firms,” Empirical Economics 35(3), 507-526, 2008. [ Working Paper] {Web Tables}
  • Shiferaw Gurmu and John Elder, “A Bivariate Zero-Inflated Count Data Regression Model with Unrestricted Correlation,” Economics Letters 100(2), 245-248, 2008. [Link via ScienceDirect] {Web Appendix} {GAUSS Program}
  • Shiferaw Gurmu and Mohammad Yunus, “Chewing Tobacco, Smoking and Health Knowledge: Evidence from Bangladesh,” Economics Bulletin 9(10), 1-9, 2008. [Link]
  • Shiferaw Gurmu, Keith R. Ihlanfeldt and William J. Smith, “Does Residential Location Matter to the Employment of TANF Recipients? Evidence from a Dynamic Discrete Choice Model with Unobserved Effects,” Journal of Urban Economics 63 (1), 325-351, 2008. [Link via ScienceDirect] {Web Tables}
  • Jose Canals-Cerdá and Shiferaw Gurmu “Semiparametric Competing Risks Analysis,”Econometrics Journal 10 (2), 193—215, 2007. [Link] {Web Figures and Tables}
  • Shiferaw Gurmu and John Elder, “A Simple Bivariate Count Data Regression Model,” Economics Bulletin 3 (11), 1-10, 2007. [Link]
  • Paula Stephan, Shiferaw Gurmu, A.J. Sumell and Grant Black “Who’s Patenting in the University? Evidence from a Survey of Doctorate Recipients,” Economics of Innovation and New Technology 16 (2), 71-99, 2007. [Link] {Web Tables}
  • Web page appendix for “Paratransit Demand for Disabled People'' with Peter Bearse, Carroll Rapaport, and Steven Stern, Transportation Research Part B, Vol. 38: {Web Page Tables} {Web Page for “Fixed Effects” Appendix}
  • “Recent Developments in Event Count Models: A Survey,'' Shiferaw Gurmu and Pravin K. Trivedi, University of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Center Discussion Paper #261. [Paper]
  • Appendix for “Semiparametric Estimation of Count Regression Models” by Shiferaw Gurmu, Paul Rilstone and Steven Stern, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 88. {Web Appendix} {GAUSS Program}