
Roberto Leon Gonzalez
education and career:
Ph.D. in Economics, University of York, U.K., 2003
Master in Economics, University of York, U.K., 1999
Bsc in Economics, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 1998
Professor, GRIPS, 2013 
Associate Professor, GRIPS, 20072013
Lecturer in Economics, University of Leicester, 20042007
Lecturer in Economics, University of Sheffield, 20032004
current research interests:
Bayesian Econometrics, Empirical Macroeconomics, Growth and Development.
Discussion papers
LeonGonzalez, R. (2014) “Efficient Bayesian Inference in Generalized Inverse Gamma Processes for Stochastic Volatility,” GRIPS Discussion Papers, 1412.
LeonGonzalez, R. and F. Yang (2014) “Bayesian Inference and Forecasting in the Stationary Bilinear Model,” University of East Anglia Applied and Financial Economics Working Papers Series, 055.
Tseng, FM, D. Petrie and R LeonGonzalez (2014) “The impact of spousal bereavement on selfassessed health status: evidence from the Taiwanese elderly population” GRIPS discussion paper, 1413
Chan, J., R. LeonGonzalez and R. Strachan (2013) “Invariant Inference and Efficient Computation in the Static Factor Model” CAMA Working Paper 32/2013
Leon, A. and R. Leon (2012), “The Scope for Increasing Biofuel Crop Production in Japan: An Analysis of Alternative Policies,” GRIPS Discussion Paper 1210.
Li, G. and LeonGonzalez, R. (2009) "A Correction Function Approach to Solve the Incidental Parameter Problem," Cardiff Economics Working Papers, E2009/6.
Published Papers
LeonGonzalez, R. and D. Montolio (2015), “Endogeneity and Panel Data in Growth Regressions: A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach,” Journal of Macroeconomics, 46, 2339. Data and Gauss code.
LeonGonzalez, R. and T. Vinayagathasan, (2015) “Robust Determinants of Growth in Asian Developing Economies: A Bayesian Panel Data Model Averaging Approach,” Journal of Asian Economics, 36, 3446. Data and Gauss code.
Acharya, C.P. and R. LeonGonzalez (2015), “Assimilation of Migrant Households in the Urban Areas of a Developing Country,” The Journal of Developing Areas, 49, 335354
Acharya, C.P. and R. LeonGonzalez (2014) “How do Migration and Remittances Affect Human Capital Investment? The Effects of Relaxing Information and Liquidity Constraints ,” The Journal of Development Studies, 50, 444460.
Huang, X., R. LeonGonzalez , S. Yupho (2013) “Financial Integration from a TimeVarying Cointegration Perspective,” Asian Journal of Empirical Research, 3, 14731487.
Acharya, C.P. and R. LeonGonzalez (2013), “The Impact of Remittance on Poverty and Inequality: A MicroSimulation Study for Nepal,” Asian Journal of Empirical Research 3, 10611080.
Jochmann, M., Koop, G., LeonGonzalez, R. and Strachan, R. (2013) “Stochastic Search Variable Selection in Vector Error Correction Models with an Application to a Model of the UK Macroeconomy,” Journal of Applied Econometrics, 28, 6281
Chan, J.C.C., G. Koop, R. LeónGonzález and R. Strachan (2012), “Time Varying Dimension Models,” Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 30, 358367.
Koop G., R. LeónGonzález and R. Strachan (2012), “Bayesian Model Averaging in the Instrumental Variable Regression Model,” Journal of Econometrics, 171, 237250 Data and GAUSS code.
Koop G., R. LeónGonzález and R. Strachan (2011), “Bayesian Inference in the TimeVarying Cointegration Model,” Journal of Econometrics, 165, 210220. Data and GAUSS Code.
Dasgupta, A., LeonGonzalez, R. and Shortland, A. (2011) “Regionality Revisited: An Examination of the Direction of Spread of Currency Crises,” Journal of International Money and Finance, 30, 831848 . Data and GAUSS Code
LeonGonzalez, R. and Tseng, F.M. (2010) “Socioeconomic determinants of Mortality in Taiwan: Combining Individual and Aggregate Data,” Health Policy, 99, 2336.
Yang, F and LeonGonzalez, R. (2010) “Bayesian Estimation and Model Selection in the Generalized Stochastic Unit Root Model” Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics, 14, 136.
Koop G., R. LeónGonzález and R. Strachan (2010), “Dynamic probabilities of restrictions in state space models: An application to the Phillips curve,” Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, 28, 370379.
Koop G., R. LeónGonzález and R. Strachan (2010) “Efficient Posterior Simulation for Cointegrated Models with Priors On the Cointegration Space,” Econometric Reviews, 29, 119.
Leon, A. and LeonGonzalez, R. (2009) “Predicting soil organic carbon percentage from lossonignition using Bayesian Model Averaging,” Australian Journal of Soil Research, 47(8), 763769.
Koop G., R. LeónGonzález and R. Strachan (2009), “On the evolution of the monetary policy transmission mechanism,” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 33, 9971017.
LeonGonzalez, R. and Scarpa, R. (2008) “Improving MultiSite Benefit Functions Via Bayesian Model Averaging: A New Approach To Benefit Transfer,” Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 56, 5068.
Koop G., R. LeónGonzález and R. Strachan (2008), “Bayesian Inference in a Cointegrating Panel Data Model” Advances in Econometrics, 23, 433469. Data and code.
Cresser, M.S., Gonzalez, R.L., Leon, A. (2007) “Evaluation of the use of soil depth and parent material data when predicting soil organic carbon concentration from LOI values” Geoderma, 140, 132139
Contoyannis, P., Jones, A.M. and LeónGonzález,R. (2004) “Using Simulation‑Based Inference with Panel Data in Health Economics” Health Economics, 13, 101  122
LeónGonzález, R. and Montolio, D. (2004) "Growth, Convergence and Public Investment. A Bayesian Model Averaging Approach" Applied Economics, 36, 19251936
Jochmann, M. and LeónGonzález, R. (2004) "Estimating the demand for health care with panel data: a semiparametric Bayesian approach" Health Economics, 13, 10031014
LeonGonzalez, R. (2003) “A Panel Data Simultaneous Equation Model with a Dependent Categorical Variable and Selectivity” Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 12, 1, 230242
León, R. and León, C. (2003) “Single or Double Bounded Contingent Valuation? A Bayesian Test”, Scottish Journal of Political Economy, 50, 2, 174188.
León, C., VázquezPolo, F. J. and León González,R. (2003) “Elicitation of Expert Opinion in Benefit Transfer of Environmental Goods”, Environmental and Resource Economics, 26, 2, 199210.
Chapters in Books
León, C. and León, R. (2006) “The Scope and Application of Bayesian Methods in Contingent Valuation Methods,” in Handbook on Contingent Valuation, p.p. 232248. Edited by Anna Alberini and Jim Kahn.. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
León, C., León, R. and Vázquez Polo, F.J. (2007) "Elicitation of Expert Opinion and MCMC Simulation of Posterior Distribution in Benefit Transfer", Chapter 13 in Environmental Value Transfer: Issues and Methods. Edited by S. Navrud and R. Ready. Amsterdam: Kluwer Academic Publisher.
