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Geert Ridder 
Professor of Economics

          Office: Kaprielian Hall 310A

          Phone: (213) 740-3511

          Fax: (213) 740-8543


          Postal Address

                     Dept of Economics

                     Kaprielian Hall

                     University Park Campus

                     University of Southern 

                     Los Angeles, CA-900



Geert Ridder is Professor of Economics at USC since January 2001. Before coming to the US he was  Professor of Econometrics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam in The Netherlands. In the US he was Professor of Economics at the Johns Hopkins University and visiting professor at Cornell University, the University of Iowa, and Brown University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. 

Professor Ridder’s research area is econometrics, in particular microeconometrics, and its applications in labor economics, public finance, economic development, economic demography, transportation research, and the economics of sports.

Methodological interests are the (nonparametric) identification of statistical and economic structures from observed distributions (mainly in duration data and discrete choice data), models and estimation methods for duration data and panel data, (selectively) missing data, causal inference, and errors-in-variables.