dr. F. Blasques Albergaria Amaral


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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 2019

  • 23 Working paper
  • 14 Article
  • 5 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation external

Accelerating score-driven time series models

Blasques, F., Gorgi, P. & Koopman, S. J., 2019, In : Journal of Econometrics. 212, 2, p. 359-376

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Time series models
Empirical study

Essays on Modeling Time-Varying Parameters

van Vlodrop, A. C., 2019, 201 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

On the stability of stochastic dynamic systems and their use in econometrics

Nientker, M. H. C., 2019, 134 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

Transformed Perturbation Solutions for Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models

Blasques Albergaria Amaral, F. & Nientker, M. H. C., 2019, 012/III ed., Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 38 p. (TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 2019, no. 012/III).

Research output: Working paperAcademic

Zero-Inflated Autoregressive Conditional Duration Model for Discrete Trade Durations with Excessive Zeros

Blasques Albergaria Amaral, F., Holy, V. & Tomanova, P., 2019, 004/III ed., Amsterdam: Tinbergen Institute, 47 p. (TI Discussion Paper Series; vol. 2019, no. 004/III).

Research output: Working paperAcademic



F. Blasques Albergaria Amaral (Recipient), 2019


Econometric methods
Econometric models
Statistical methods