Academic Associates

Dr. William Baumol

William Baumol, Ph.D., was an internationally recognized Economist. He made significant contributions to many fields, including monetary and labor economics.

Two of Dr. Baumol’s most significant contributions are the theory of contestable markets, which describes single-firm markets with competitive, rather than monopolistic pricing, and Dr. Baumol’s cost disease, which illustrates how service industries are cost-disadvantaged because they do not experience the same productivity growth as the rest of the economy.

His research focused on entrepreneurship and economic growth. He provided expert testimony in a number of antitrust cases. Dr. Baumol was a professor of economics and academic director at the Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He was also a Professor of economics, emeritus, and Senior Economist at Princeton University.

Dr. Robert Gould

Robert Gould, Ph.D., is a statistics expert whose practice areas include estimation of random effects in a repeated measures setting, modeling, longitudinal data, and statistics education. He has been published in a number of statistical journals and is co-author of a statistics textbook.

Dr. Gould is a Professor and Undergraduate Vice Chair of the Department of Statistics at UCLA, and also Director at the university’s Center for the Teaching of Statistics, where he has developed graduate and undergraduate courses addressing statistical methods in business, economics, the social sciences, and data analysis as well as statistical methods for the physical sciences. He is Academic Administrator of UCLA’s Department of Statistics.

Dr. Frauke Kreuter

Frauke Kreuter, Ph.D., is an expert in survey methodology with a focus on survey sampling, sampling and non-sampling errors in complex surveys, cognitive models for questionnaire design, and applied statistics. Her research interests include an evaluation of the impact of higher education on labor markets and the design and implementation of surveys on vocational training internationally.

Dr. Kreuter is a Professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and previously taught in the Department of Statistics at UCLA. She is also a Professor at the University of Mannheim.

Dr. Richard Valliant

Richard Valliant, Ph.D., has over 35 years of experience in survey sampling, estimation theory, and statistical computing. He previously served in both the public and private sectors, as a mathematical statistician at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and an Associate Director at Westat. Dr. Valliant’s research interests include model-based survey sampling, regression diagnostics, and survey design and estimation.

Dr. Valliant is a Research Professor at the University of Maryland and an Associate Director of the Joint Program in Survey Methodology. Dr. Valliant is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and has served as editor for many statistical journals.