Andros Kourtellos

Andros Kourtellos is an Associate Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at the University of Cyprus. He is a member of the Inequality: Measurement, Interpretation, and Policy network of the Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group (HCEO)of the University of Chicago. He is also a senior fellow of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis (RCEA) of the University of Bologna and member of the academic council of the Economic Research Centre (ERC) of the University of Cyprus.

He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the University of Chicago and an EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow.

His primary research interests are in the areas of econometrics, inequality, social mobility, economic growth, macroeconomic forecasting. His econometric contributions include both theory and applications using nonlinear models, model averaging methods, and mixed sampling frequencies. He developed estimation and inference for a threshold regression model that allows for an endogenous threshold variable as well as for endogenous regressors. These models are particularly useful for the estimation of multiple equilibria and poverty traps. Recently, he employed this class of models to uncover status traps in the intergenerational mobility process. His work has been published in journals such as Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, and Journal of Econometrics.

Kourtellos earned a B.Sc. in Economics at the University of Cyprus in 1996 and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001. He held a visiting appointment at Virginia Tech and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Selected Published Papers and Work in Progress by Themes

Threshold Regression

“Structural Threshold Regression” with Thanasis Stengos and Chih Ming Tan, Econometric Theory 32, 827–860, 2016.

“Endogeneity in Semiparametric Threshold Regression,” with T. Stengos and Y. Sun, 2017, Working Paper, University of Cyprus, mimeo.

"Threshold Spatial Autoregression," with A. Konstantinidi and Y. Sun, Working Paper in progress.

Intergenerational Mobility

On Model Uncertainty and Model Averaging

"Robust Determinants of Intergenerational Mobility in the Land of Opportunity," with C. Marr and Chih Ming Tan - European Economic Review, 18, 132-147, 2016.

“Local Measures of Intergenerational Mobility,” with C. M. Tan and C. Marr, 2015, Working Paper, University of Cyprus, mimeo.

On Nonlinearities

“Status Traps,” with Steven N. Durlauf and Chih Ming Tan, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, 35:2, 265-287, DOI: 10.1080/07350015.2016.1189339, 2016.

A Structural Approach

“A New Approach to Measuring Genetic and Environmental Effects in Twins Studies,” with W. Brock, S. Durlauf and C. M. Tan, Working Paper in progress.

Social Interactions

“Endogenous Sorting with Social Interactions,” N. Tsakas and D. Xefteris, Working Paper in progress.

“A Social Interaction Approach to Social Identity and its Role to Preferences for Redistribution and Beliefs,” with K. Petrou, Working Paper in progress.

“Social Interactions and Crime Prevention,” with M. Battisti, S. Durlauf, and A. Lavezzi, Working Paper in progress.

Mixed Frequencies

“Regression Models with Mixed Sampling Frequencies,” with Elena Andreou and Eric Ghysels, Journal of Econometrics, 158, 246-261, 2010.

“Should Macroeconomic Forecasters Use Daily Financial Data and How?” with Elena Andreou, and Eric Ghysels, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2013.

Economic Growth

On Model Uncertainty and Model Averaging

"Are any Growth Theories Robust?" joint with Steven N. Durlauf and Chih Ming Tan, The Economic Journal, 118, 329–346, 2008.

“Failure to Launch? The Role of Land Inequality in Transition Delays” with Ioanna Stylianou and Chih Ming Tan, European Economic Review, 62, 98-113, 2013.

“Robust Correlates of Growth Spells: Do Inequality and Redistribution Matter?” with C. Tsangarides, 2016, Working Paper, University of Cyprus, mimeo.

On Nonlinearities and Club Convergence

“The Local Solow Growth Model” joint with Steven N. Durlauf and Artur Minkin, European Economic Review, Vol. 45 (4-6) pp. 928-940, 2001.

Public Economics

On Model Uncertainty and Model Averaging

"Measuring the Strength of the Theories of Government Size," with A. Lenkoski and K. Petrou, Working Paper, University of Cyprus, mimeo.

International Trade

On Nonlinearities and Club Convergence

“Barriers to Price Convergence,” with M. Glushenkova and M. Zachariadis, 2018, Journal of Applied Econometrics (forthcoming).

UCY Contact Information

Email:

andros at ucy dot ac dot cy

Address:

Department of Economics

Faculty of Economics and Management,

University of Cyprus,

1 University Avenue

2109 Nicosia, Cyprus

P.O. Box 20537, CY-1678 Nicosia, Cyprus

Office Number:

112 FEB02

Phone Number:

+357-22893713

University of Chicago Contact Information

Email

andros at uchicago edu

Address:

Harris Public Policy and Center for the Economics of Human Development

Office: 5750 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60637, United States

Mailing: 1126 E. 59th St.

Chicago, IL 60637, United States