Xiaohong Chen, the newly appointed Malcolm K. Brachman Professor of Economics, focuses her research on econometric theory, semiparametric and nonparametric models and methods, sieve estimation and inference, and nonlinear time series.
Chen received her B.A. (in mathematics) from Wuhan University, China, and her Ph.D. (in economics) from the University of California-San Diego. She has held faculty appointments at the University of Chicago, the London School of Economics, and New York University. She joined the Yale faculty in 2007 as a professor of economics.
Chen has contributed scores of noted articles and chapters to peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. She co-edited “Recent Advances and Future Directions in Causality, Prediction, and Specification Analysis: Essays in Honor of Halbert L. White Jr.” The Yale economist has served as associate editor of several journals including Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Quantitative Economics, the Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Theory, the Econometrics Journal, and the Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, among others. She has been an invited speaker and a program committee member of numerous meetings of the Econometric Society.
Chen is an elected fellow of the Econometric Society since 2007 (the first one among all those who were born and college-educated in China). She is also an international fellow of the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice in London, and a fellow of the Journal of Econometrics. She has been a special term professor at the Guanghua School of Management, Beijing University and at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Chen was awarded membership of “Thousand Experts Plan B” in China. Her other awards include the Econometric Theory Multa Scripsit Award, the Richard Stone Prize in Applied Econometrics, and the Arnold Zellner Award in Theoretical Econometrics.