Kevin E. Staub

Research Fellow

University of Melbourne

Kevin is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s Department of Economics. He holds a MA and a PhD from the University of Zurich. His research interests are applied econometrics (limited and discrete dependent variables), applied micro, and international trade.

He joined IZA as a Research Fellow in August 2014.



IZA Discussion Paper No. 11182

The maximum likelihood estimator for the regression coefficients, β, in a panel binary response model with fixed effects can be severely biased if N is large and T is small, a consequence of the incidental parameters problem. This has led to the development of conditional maximum likelihood estimators and, more...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 10344

The outcome of pursuing an upper or post-secondary education degree is uncertain. A student might not complete a chosen degree for a number of reasons, such as insufficient academic preparation or financial constraints. Thus, when considering whether to invest in post-secondary education, students must factor their probability of completing the...

IZA Discussion Paper No. 5443
published in: Journal of the Royal Statistical Society A, 2015, 178, 685–703.

The paper re-examines existing estimators for the panel data fixed effects ordered logit model, proposes a new one, and studies the sampling properties of these estimators in a series of Monte Carlo simulations. There are two main findings. First, we show that some of the estimators used in the literature...