Ph.D., University of California San Diego

Research Interests

Econometric Estimation of Dynamic Models; Time Series; Forecasting

Regional and Thematic Interests

Business and Economics


PhD, University of California, San Diego, 1971, Robert McNown is a professor with specialties in econometrics, time series analysis, and forecasting. He has published research involving applications of econometric methods to policy-related issues in the fields of labor economics, macroeconomics, and international finance. His interest in the evaluation and comparison of forecasts has led to his involvement in demographic forecasting projects with the Institute of Behavioral Science and economic forecasting with several agencies of the State of Colorado. He has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Nepal (1979 to 1981) and Vietnam (fall 2006), a Fulbright Specialist in Malaysia (spring 2014), has taught econometrics in Beijing, China (spring 1989), has been a faculty member on Semester at Sea (spring 1995, spring 1998, and fall 2013), and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Econometrics at the University of Sydney in 2003.

Selected Publications

2015. “Forecasting annual water demands dominated by seasonal variations: the case of water demands in Mecca,” Applied Economics 47:6 (February) 544-552, (with Omar S. Aburizaizah, Charles Howe & Nathan Adkins).

2015. "Examining the exchange rate regime-monetary policy autonomy nexus: evidence from Malaysia,” International Review of Economics and Finance. Vol. 35 (January) 292-303 (with Soo Khoon Goh).

2010. McNown, Robert, and Sasiwimon Warunsiri. “The Returns to Education in Thailand: A Pseudo-Panel Approach.” World Development 38, no. 11: 1616–1625.

2009. McNown, Robert, Jin-ming Wang, and Tie-mei Gaob. “Measuring Chinese Business Cycles with Dynamic Factor Models.” Journal of Asian Economics 20: 89-97.