Biography of A. Colin Cameron

Colin Cameron was educated at the Australian National University (undergraduate) and Stanford University (graduate). He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of California – Davis, where he teaches econometrics courses at various levels as well as an undergraduate course in health economics. He is also a visiting Professor at University of Sydney. He was previously an Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University (1987-89). He has held visiting positions at University of Sydney, Australian National University, University of New South Wales and Indiana University – Bloomington. He is a Fellow of the International Association for Applied Econometrics and a Senior Fellow of the Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis.

Colin Cameron's main research is in microeconometrics for cross-section data and has appeared in many of the leading all-round economics journals and econometrics field journals. His research on count data modeling includes a 1986 Journal of Applied Econometrics article “Econometrics Models Based on Count Data: Comparisons and Applications of Some Estimators and Tests” (joint with Pravin Trivedi). His research on robust statistical inference in regression models with errors that are clustered includes the 2008 Review of Economics and Statistics article “Bootstrap-based Improvements for Inference with Clustered Errors”, the 2011 Journal of Business and Statistics article “Robust Inference with Multi-Way Clustering” (both joint work with Jonah Gelbach and Doug Miller) and the 2015 Journal of Human Resources article
“A Practitioner's Guide to Cluster-Robust Inference (joint with Doug Miller).  

Colin Cameron is the coauthor with Pravin Trivedi of three leading books in microeconometrics. Microeconometrics using Stata is a text presenting advanced microeconometrics methods and their implementation using Stata, the leading econometrics package for economics researchers. The two-volume second edition was published in 2022. Microeconometrics: Methods and Applications is one of the two standard advanced Ph.D. texts in microeconometrics. Regression Analysis of Count Data is one of only two Econometric Society Monographs to have a second edition. Colin is also the author of the undergraduate text Analysis of Economics Data: An Introduction to Econometrics.

His books and research articles have received over 50,000 Google Scholar citations.
He has been a keynote speaker at international conferences and has given many short courses on advanced microeconometrics around the world. His personal interests include various outdoor activities in the mountains.