Jean-Francois Lamarche

Associate Professor, Economics
Graduate Program Director


Office: Plaza 443
905-688-5550 x3328

Jean-François Lamarche obtained a standard SSHRC research grant in 2004, a SSHRC conference grant in 2006 and organized the 2006 Canadian Econometrics Study Group meeting.


Ph.D. in Economics at Queen’s University (2002)
M.A. in Economics from the University of Victoria (1995)
B.Sc. in Economics from l’Université de Montréal (1992)

Research Interest 


“Are municipal, budget cycles political? Evidence from Ontario, Canada”, with Zachary Spicer and Joseph Kushner, State and Local Government Review, 2023. Open access here.

“The regression approach to the estimation and additive decomposition of the Foster-Greer-Thorbecke poverty measures”, with Tomson Ogwang, Applied Economics Letters, 2022.

“Structural change tests for GEL criteria”, with Alain Guay, Econometrics Review, 2016, 37, 1000-1032.

“Estimation a nonlinear Taylor rule using real-time US data”, with Zisimos Koustas, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, 2012, 16, 1-26.

“Structural change tests based on implied probabilities for GEL criteria”, with Alain Guay, Econometric Theory, 2012, 28, 1186-1228.

Instrumental variable estimation of a nonlinear Taylor rule”, with Zisimos Koustas, Empirical Economics, 2012, 42, 1-20.

“Have Structural Changes Eliminated the Out-of-Sample Ability of Financial Variables to Forecast Real Activity After the Mid-1980s? An Application to the Canadian Economy”, with Akhter Faroque and Bill Veloce, Applied Economics, 2012, 3965-3985.

“Evidence of nonlinear mean reversion in the real interest rate”, with Zisimos Koustas, Applied Economics, 2010, 42, 237-248.

“Threshold random walks in the U.S. stock market”, with Zisimos Koustas and Apostolos Serletis, Chaos, Solitons & Fractals, (2008), 37, 43-48.

“The Numerical Performance of Fast Bootstrap Procedures”, Computational Economics (2004), 23:4, 379-389.

“A Robust Bootstrap Test Under Heteroskedasticity”, Economics Letters (2003), Volume 79:3, 353-359.

“Information-Theoretic Estimation of Preference Parameters: Macroeconomic Applications and Simulation Evidence”, with Allan W. Gregory and Gregor W. Smith, Journal of Econometrics (2002), Volume 107:1-2, 213-233.

  • “Measuring inequality using the GINI coefficient: A cross-comparison of Lorenz curves with Pen’s parades”, with Tomson Ogwang (2023). Under review.