The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Engle, Robert F. (Born 1942)

  • Tim Bollerslev
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Robert Engle has published widely on topics ranging from urban economics to band spectrum regression, electricity demand, state-space modelling, testing, exogeneity, seasonality, option pricing, and market microstructure finance. Most notable, however, are his seminal contributions on cointegration and AutoRegressive Conditional Heteroskedasticity (ARCH), which have revolutionized the field of time series econometrics and the practice of empirical macroeconomics and asset pricing finance, respectively. The research field of financial econometrics and corresponding developments in practical risk management and measurement also derive largely from the insights afforded by the ARCH class of models and Engle’s many other research contributions since the 1980s.


ARCH models Asset pricing finance Cointegration Engle, R. Financial econometrics Fischer, F. Friedman, M. Granger Representation Theorem Phillips curve Risk management Risk measurement Rothenberg, J. Solow, R. Time series econometrics 

JEL Classifications

B31 C1 C32 G1 
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  • Tim Bollerslev
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