Business School

Economics discipline group

Leandro Magnusson

Asst/Prof Leandro Magnusson

Assistant Professor

Contact details
The University of Western Australia (M251)
35 Stirling Highway
6488 2924
BA(Econ) MA(Econ) Sao Paulo, PhD Brown
Leandro is an econometrician with both applied and theoretical interests. Leandro’s research is mainly related to the identification of casual relationships of economics variables in time series and cross section models. He joined the Economics Discipline Group at UWA after working four years at Tulane University, New Orleans, USA.


Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Sao Paulo, 1995.
Master of Arts (Economics), University of Sao Paulo, 2000.
PhD, Brown University, 2007.
Key research
Applied Econometrics and Econometrics
Refereed Journal Articles

Magnusson, L. M. and S. Mavroeidis (2014). Identification Using Stability Restrictions. Econometrica, forthcoming.

Flynn, Z. and L.M. Magnusson (2013). Parametric Inference Using Structural Break Tests. The Stata Journal, 13 (4), 836-861.

Magnusson, L. M. (2010). Inference in Limited Dependent Variable Models Robust to Weak Identification. Econometrics Journal, 13, S56-S79.

Magnusson, L. M. and S. Mavroeidis (2010). Identification-robust Minimum Distance Estimation of the New Keynesian Phillips Curve. Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking, 42 (2-3), 465-481.

Finlay, K. and L. M. Magnusson (2009). Implementing Tests for a General Class of Instrumental Variables Models That Are Robust to Weak Instruments. The Stata Journal, 9 (3), 398-421.
Funding received
Provost's Fund for Faculty-Student Scholarly and Artistic Engagement, Nov. 2010 - May 2011, Tulane Univeristy, U$1,000.

Newcomb Fellows Grant Program, 2011, Tulane University, U$ 2,820.

Research Enhancement Fund Phase II, 2007-2008, Tulane University, U$ 9,471.
English, Portuguese (Native)
Econometric Society
Honours and awards
- Dean's Research Fellowship, 2013.
- Business School Research Development Award, 2012-13.
- Nomination for an Excellence in Teaching Award - Undergraduate Course Work (Business Econometrics - ECON2271, 2012; Econometrics - ECON3371, 2013).
- Ahern Family Award - Early Career Research, 2012.
- Research Summer Fellowship Program, Tulane University, 2008-09
- Teaching Assistantship, Brown University, 2002-2006.
- Scholarship, 1996-1997, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - Brazil.
- Research Assistantship, 1994-1995 National Council for Scientific and Technological Development - Brazil.
Previous positions
Assistant Professor Tulane University (2007-2011).
Researcher, Institute of Applied Economic Research, Brazil (2000-2001).
Econometrics: Topics in Applied Econometrics (ECON 7413/8513), Business Econometrics (ECON 2271)
Quantitative Methods: Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics (ECON 1111).
Current projects
Magnusson, L.M. and S. Mavroeidis. IV Regression with Time-Varying First Stage Regression.

Gannon, B., Harris, D., Harris, M.N., and L.M. Magnusson. Nonlinearities in Nonlinear Models: a Random Parameters Approach with an Application to the Child Health-Income Gradient.

Finlay, K. and L.M. Magnusson. Bootstrap Methods for Inference with Cluster-Sample IV Models.

Research profile
Research profile and publications