Stephen G Donald

Stephen Donald is an Endowed Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Stephen graduated from the University of Sydney in 1985, with a Bachelor of Economics with First-Class honours and the University Medal. His honours year was in the (then) Department of Econometrics. His success and interest in the area of econometrics and the encouragement of the faculty at Sydney led him to pursue a career as an academic econometrician.

Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Stephen worked briefly as an economist in the Research Department (Special Projects) at the Reserve Bank of Australia and then left Australia to pursue a graduate degree in economics at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He received his PhD from UBC in 1990 with his dissertation focused on the econometric theory of models that are used in the analysis of microeconomic data.

Stephen has worked as an academic since his graduate studies. His first position, from 1990-1993 was as an assistant professor at the University of Florida. In 1993 he was hired as an Assistant Professor at Boston University and was given tenure and promotion to the rank of Associate Professor in 1997. While at Boston University he spent a year on leave at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

In response to changes in his family and a desire for warmer climes, Stephen moved to his current position as a full professor at the University of Texas at Austin where he took up his position in late 2000 after spending a semester back in Sydney at UNSW. In 2006 he was promoted to an Endowed Professorship.

During his career, Stephen has published over twenty articles in scholarly economics journals including several in the very best journals in Economics. His work has covered a number of areas of Econometrics ranging from the development of new methods for estimating economic relationships to purely empirical studies of economic phenomena. In 1998 he received the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation research fellowship which are awarded annually to "the very best young faculty members in specified fields of science". His research has also been supported by research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.

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