George E. Tauchen

George E. Tauchen

William Henry Glasson Professor of Economics

External Address: 
224 Social Sciences, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90097, Durham, NC 27708-0097
(919) 660-1812

George Tauchen is the William Henry Glasson Professor of Economics and professor of finance at the Fuqua School of Business. He joined the Duke faculty in 1977 after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Tauchen is a fellow of the Econometric Society, the American Statistical Association, the Journal of Econometrics, and the Society for Financial Econometrics (SoFie). He is also the 2003 Duke University Scholar/Teacher of the Year. Professor Tauchen is an internationally known time series econometrician. He has developed several important new techniques for making statistical inference from financial time series data and for testing models of financial markets.  He has given invited lectures at many places around the world, including London, Paris, Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Sydney. His current research (with Professor Li of Duke) examines the impact of large jump-like moves in stock market returns on the returns of various portfolios and individual securities.  He is a former editor of the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics (JBES) and former associate editor of Econometrica, Econometric Theory, The Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA), and JBES.   He is currently Co-Editor of the Journal of Financial Econometrics.


  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 1978
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison 1971

Salemi, M. K., and G. E. Tauchen. “Estimation of nonlinear learning models.” Journal of the American Statistical Association 77, no. 380 (January 1, 1982): 725–31. Full Text

Cook, Philip J., and George Tauchen. “The Effect of Liquor Taxes on Heavy Drinking.” The Bell Journal of Economics 13, no. 2 (1982): 379–379. Full Text

Tauchen, George E. “Some Evidence on Cross-Sector Effects of the Minimum Wage.” Journal of Political Economy 89, no. 3 (June 1981): 529–47. Full Text Open Access Copy

Salemi, Michael K., and George E. Tauchen. “Guessing and the Error Structure of Learning Models..” American Economic Review 70, no. 2 (May 1980): 41–46.