Esfandiar (Essie) Maasoumi is the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Economics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He is the author and co-author of more than 100 articles, reviews, and books, including special issues of the Journal of Econometrics and Econometric Reviews. He has written theoretical and empirical papers in both economics and econometrics and consults on law and economics issues. His current research interests include nonlinear time series, information theory, tests for stochastic dominance, neural networks, program evaluation, measures of welfare and mobility, and financial econometrics.
Maasoumi is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (FRS), a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics. He is a member of the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association, the American Economic Association, and the American Mathematical Society. He is the Editor of Econometric Reviews and is on the Board of the Journal of Economic Studies and the Advisory Board of the Info-Metrics Institute.
Maasoumi is ranked 37th in the world in the Econometricians' Hall of Fame (see Baltagi, Badi H. "Worldwide Institutional Rankings in Econometrics: 1989-1995." In Econometric Theory. Volume 14:01. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998). He received BSc (1972), MSc (1973), and PhD (1977) degrees from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom.