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Perron, Benoit

Full Professor


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Perron, Benoit

Research expertise

Benoit Perron earned his PhD in Economics from Yale University in 1998, and joined the Université de Montréal Department of Economics  that same year.

He is a researcher with the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative (CIREQ) and the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations (CIRANO).

His research concerns time series econometrics. More specifically, he is working on developing panel unit root tests and on the long-run properties of financial returns.

Areas of expertise


  • « Long-run risk-return trade-offs », Journal of Econometrics 143, 2008, 349-374 (avec F. Bandi).
  • « Incidental trends and the power of panel unit root tests », Journal of Econometrics, 141, 2007, 416-459 (avec H.R. Moon et P.C.B. Phillips).
  • « An empirical analysis of nonstationarity in a panel of interest rates with factors », Journal of Applied Econometrics 22, mars 2007, 383-400 (avec H.R. Moon).
  • « Long memory and the relation between implied and realized volatility», Journal of Financial Econometrics 4, automne 2006, 636-670 (avec F. Bandi).
  • « Testing for a unit root in panels with dynamic factors », Journal of Econometrics 122(1), septembre 2004, 81-126 (avec H.R. Moon).

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