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Nagesh Revankar

Director of Graduate Studies
Professor of Economics
425 Fronczak Hall
(716) 645-8676


  • Ph.D. (Econ.,1967), Univ. Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.A. (Econ., 1965), Univ. Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.A. (Stat., 1960), University of Poona, India
  • B.A. (Math, 1958), University of Poona, India

Research Interests

  • Econometrics/Panel Models
  • Microeconomics
  • Modeling Micro-Exogeneity-Macro-Endogeneity
  • Analysis of error component models in the presence of externalities

Selected Publications

  • Zellner, A. and Revankar, N.S., “Generalized Production Functions”, Review of Economic Studies, Vol. 36 (1969), 241-250
  • Revankar, N.S., “A Class of Variable Elasticity of Substitution Production Functions”, Econometrica, Vol. 29 (1971), 61-71
  • Revankar, N.S. and Hartley M.J., “An Independence Test and Conditional Unbiased Predictions in the Context of Simultaneous Equation Systems,” International Economic Review. Vol. 14 (1973), 625-631
  • Revankar, N.S., “Some Finite Sample Results in the Context of Two SUR Equations”, Journal of the American Statistical Association, Vol. 69 (1974), 187-190
  • Hartley, M.J. and Revankar N.S., “On the Estimation of Pareto Law from Under-Reported Data, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 2 (1974), 327-341
  • Hinkley, D.V. and N.S. Revankar, “Estimation of the Pareto Law from Under-Reported Data: A Further Analysis”, Journal of Econometrics, Vol. 5 (January, 1977), 1-11
  • Revankar, N.S., “Asymptotic Relative Efficiency Analysis of Certain Tests of Independence in Structural Systems,” International Economic Review (1978)
  • Revankar, N.S., “Testing of the Rational Expectations Hypothesis”, Econometrica, Vol. 48 (1980), 1347-1363
  • Revankar, N.S., “Analysis of Regressions Containing Serially Correlated and Serially Uncorrelated Error Components,” International Economic Review, Vol. 21 (1980), 185-199
  • Revankar, N.S. and N. Yoshino, “An ‘Expanded Equation’ Approach to Weak-Exogeneity Tests in Structural Systems and A Monetary Application”, Review of Economics and Statistics, Vol. 71 (1990), 173-177
  • Revankar, N.S., “On the Problem of Forecasting Prior to ‘Price’ Control and Decontrol”, Journal of Forecasting, Vol. 11 (1992), 1-15
  • Revankar, N.S., “Exact Equivalence of Instrumental Variable Estimators in an Error Component Structural System”, (invited paper), in the special issue (“Econometrics of Panel Data”) of Empirical Economics, Vol, 17 (1992), 77-84; Also appears as a chapter in B. Raj and B.H. Baltagi (editors): Panel Data Analysis, New York: Physica-Verlag, 1992.
  • Revankar, N.S., and Salih, M., “Price-Quantity Indexes through Consistent aggregation of Markets”, in G. Mythili and R. Hema (editors): Topics in Applied Economics-Tools, Issues, and Institutions. Festschrift volume in honor of Prof. U. Sankar. New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2005.