Esther Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Statistics

Office Phone: (951) 343-4942
Office Location: James 479
Office Hours: Tue/Thu 12:30-2:00 and Wed 12:30-2:00

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Economics / Econometrics University of California, Irvine 2010
  • Courses Taught

    Statistics classes: Statistical Mathematics I & II, Research and Experimental Design, Applied linear regression, Survey and sampling methodologies, Statistical Computing I & II

    Econometrics classes: Econometrics, Applied Econometrics I

    Economics classes: Accounting, Introduction to Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Econometrics/Statistics, Bayesian inference, Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC), forecasting, statistical and modeling tools, big data analysis, and international economics

  • Teaching Experience

    EViews Lecturer, Bayesian VAR (2013-2014)
    Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, UC Irvine (2007-2009)
    Guest Lecturer, EViews and Stata training sessions for MBA students (CEO Program for General Management and Business), Yonsei University (2002-2004)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    “Copula Analysis of Correlated Counts," Advances in Econometrics: Bayesian Model Comparison, 34, 325 - 348, 2014.
    “MCMC Perspectives on Simulated Likelihood Estimation," with Ivan Jeliazkov, Advances in Econometrics: Maximum Simulated Likelihood, 26, 3-39, 2010.
    “Review of Fluctuations in Land and Stock Prices in the Japanese Economy," The Korean Journal of Economics, 16 (1), 95-122, 2009.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Koinonia Community Baptist Church (KCBC)
    Sunday School Teacher, KCBC, 2007-present
    College Bible Study Staff, KCBC, 2011-2014
    Summer mission trip, Seed of Hope, Myanmar (2013-2015), Alaska (2016), and Korea (2017)
    Choir member, KCBC, 2004-present
    Choir member, Remnant Baptist Church, 1999-2003

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Singing, computer coding, and playing the piano

  • Personal Philosophy

    And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." (Luke 9:23, ESV)