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Francisco Blasques is an assistant professor at the department of econometrics and operations research. He is also a fellow of the Tinbergen Institute.


Econometrics, Statistics, Data Analysis


Master and Bachelor Courses

VU University Amsterdam (2011-2016):

  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Econometrics 1
  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Introduction to Time Series
  • Mathematics
  • Macro and Financial Econometrics

Maastricht University (2008-2011):            

  • Quantitative Methods
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Macroeconomics


PhD Thesis Supervision

  • 2015 - 2018 :  Marc Nientker
  • 2014 - 2017 :  Andries Vlodrop
  • 2013 - 2016 :  Paolo Gorgi
  • 2012 - 2015 :  Zhaokun Zhang
  • 2012 - 2015 :  Erkki Silde

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Research Output 2011 2018

  • 20 Working paper
  • 12 Article
  • 3 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation external

A Stochastic Recurrence Equations Approach for Score Driven Correlation Models

Blasques, F., Lucas, A. & Silde, E. 2018 In : Econometric Reviews. 37, 2, p. 166-181

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Maximum likelihood estimator
Asymptotic normality

Feasible invertibility conditions and maximum likelihood estimation for observation-driven models

Blasques, F., Gorgi, P., Koopman, S. J. & Wintenberger, O. Mar 2018 In : Electronic Journal of Statistics. 12, 1, p. 1019-1052 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Maximum Likelihood Estimation
Maximum Likelihood Estimator
Time Series Models
Misspecified Model

Missing Observations in Observation-Driven Time Series Models

Blasques Albergaria Amaral, F., Gorgi, P. & Koopman, S. J. 2018 013/III ed., Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 39 p.(TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 2018, no. 013/III)

Research output: Working paper

Penalized indirect inference

Blasques, F. & Duplinskiy, A. Jul 2018 In : Journal of Econometrics. 205, 1, p. 34-54 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Indirect Inference
Structural Model
General Equilibrium