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Leandro Magnusson

Dr, BA(Econ) MA(Econ) Sao Paulo, PhD Brown

  • 108 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Leandro is an econometrician with both applied and theoretical interests. Leandro’s research is mainly related to the identification of casual relationships of economics variables in time series and cross section models. He joined the Economics Discipline Group at UWA after working four years at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.


Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Sao Paulo, 1995.
Master of Arts (Economics), University of Sao Paulo, 2000.
PhD, Brown University, 2007.

Funding overview

Provost's Fund for Faculty-Student Scholarly and Artistic Engagement, Nov. 2010 - May 2011, Tulane Univeristy, U$1,000.

Newcomb Fellows Grant Program, 2011, Tulane University, U$ 2,820.

Research Enhancement Fund Phase II, 2007-2008, Tulane University, U$ 9,471.

Previous positions

Assistant Professor Tulane University (2007-2011).
Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research, Brazil (2000-2001).

Current projects

Empirical evidence on the Euler equation for consumption and output in the US, with Prof. G. Ascari and S. Mavroeidis, Oxford University, UK, funded by ARC DP170100697.

IV Regression with Time-Varying First Stage Regression, with Prof S. Mavroeidis, Oxford University, UK, funded by ARC DP170100697. 

The New Keynesian IS curve in a small open economy: an empirical investigation, Australia, funded by ARC DP170100697.

Empirical Evidence on the Dynamics of Investment under Uncertainty in the US, with K. Tomioka, University of Western Australia, funded by ARC DP170100697.

Inference on the Structural Relationship between the Stock Market and Monetary Policy, with E. A. Carlevaro, University of Western Australia, funded by ARC DP170100697.

Measuring Institutions: Why do errors matter?, with Dr. Y. T. Mamaghani, Curtin University, Australia. 

Assessing Monetary Policy Targeting Regimes for Small Open Economies, with H. Paranavithana and Prof. R. Tyers, University of Western Australia.

Modeling multiple modes in health outcome distributions: a panel analysis of cognitive impairment and health care utilization, with Prof B. Gannon, University of Queensland, and Prof M. Harris, Curtin University, Australia. 

Nonlinearities in Nonlinear Models: a Random Parameters Approach with an Application to the Child Health-Income Gradient, with Prof B. Gannon, University of Queensland, and Prof M. Harris, Curtin University, Australia.

Bootstrap Methods for Inference with Cluster-Sample IV Models, with Dr. K. Finlay, US Census, USA.

Teaching overview

Econometrics: Applied Advanced Econometrics (ECON 4413/5513), Business Econometrics (ECON 2271)
Quantitative Methods: Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics (ECON 1111).


Applied Econometrics and Econometrics


Portuguese (Native)


  • Econometrics: hypothesis testing, weak instruments
  • Applied econometrics: new-keynesian models

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Parametric Inference Mathematics
Structural Breaks Mathematics
Confidence Set Mathematics
hypothesis testing Social Sciences
microeconomics Social Sciences
Weak Instruments Mathematics
Generalized Method of Moments Mathematics
Testing Hypotheses Mathematics

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Research Output 2009 2019

  • 108 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 6 Article
  • 3 Working paper
  • 1 Software

Monetary policy regimes: a global assessment

Tyers, R., Magnusson, L. M., Paranavithana, H. & Schiffmann, F., 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Working paper

Transitions to inflation targeting: domestic and global consequences

Tyers, R., Magnusson, L. M. & Paranavithana, H., 2019, (Unpublished).

Research output: Working paper

1 Citation (Scopus)
hypothesis testing
Wild bootstrap
Bootstrap method

Assessing monetary policy targeting regimes for small open economies

Tyers, R., Paranavithana, H. & Magnusson, L. M., 2018, (CAMA Working Paper 33/2018, Australian National University).

Research output: Working paper

7 Citations (Scopus)

Identification using stability restrictions

Magnusson, L. & Mavroeidis, S., 2014, In : Econometrica. 82, 5, p. 1799-1851

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Generalized method of moments
Regime shift
Structural parameters

Projects 2017 2019


BHP Billiton Distinguished Research Award

Leandro Magnusson (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Other distinction

Activities 2017 2019

  • 2 Contribution to a conference
  • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

2019 Econometric Society Australasian Meeting

Leandro Magnusson (Member of programme committee)
1 Jul 20193 Jul 2019

Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution to a conference

University of Oxford

Leandro Magnusson (Visiting researcher)
16 Jul 201812 Jul 2019

Activity: External visitsVisiting an external academic institution

Fourth annual conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics

Leandro Magnusson (Member of programme committee)
26 Jun 201729 Jun 2017

Activity: Conferences and workshopsContribution to a conference