Dr. Vijverberg is an applied-macro economist and statistician.  Before joining the faculty at the College of Staten Island, she taught at the University of Texas-Dallas and Wichita State University.  She has broad research interests.  One line of research is applying the Generalized Tukey Lambda (GTL) distribution in a discrete choice model and in a financial risk measurement model.  Another line of research uses Markov-Switching techniques in macro empirics, e.g., to examine inflation dynamics, output dynamics and business cycle synchronization.  The business cycle synchronization issues are related to the Eurozone and the classical gold standard regimes.  Other areas of research include non-stationary time series modeling, production/productivity and income inequality.

Degrees

PhD in Economics, University of Pittsburgh

PhD in Statistics, Southern Methodist University

Scholarship / Publications

Dr. Vijverberg has published articles in journals such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Time Series Analysis, Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Macroeconomics, Southern Economic Journals, Communications in Statistics: Theory and Methods and Journal of Productivity Analysis, etc.  She has served as a peer review referee for Journal of Macroeconomics, International Economic Review and Journal of Contemporary Economics.