The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Jushan Bai

Professor of Economics



Jushan Bai is Professor of Economics at Columbia University. He is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society, a fellow of Journal of Econometrics, and a Multa-Scripsit Award recipient from Econometric Theory. Professor Bai has served on the editorial boards for a number of leading economics journals. He has also served as a referee for over fifty journals in economics, statistics, and political science. Professor Bai has been the keynote speaker at numerous international conferences, and is among the list of Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers, 2014. His current research centers on panel data analysis with interactive effects, cross-sectional dependence, panel unit root and cointegration, high dimensional factor models, instrumental variables estimation and selection, and methods of selecting predictors. He earned his PhD in economics from UC Berkeley, and had been honored as a member of “REstud Tour.” Professor Bai had previously taught at MIT, Boston College, and NYU.


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