Björn Holmquist

Professor, PhD

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Probability Theory and Statistics

Research

General research concerns multivariate techniques for studying the simultaneous behavior and effects of numerous variables and large samples of complex structure in a subject area related context. We study distributional properties, estimation and testing methods in connection with multivariate linear or nonlinear multilevel mixed models with latent structures and endogenous factors. Such techniques are applied to panel data analysis of rural development of the agricultural structural transformation in Africa. Another area is within studies of diversification of income sources among farm households in Vietnam, to study the impact on agricultural transformation, economic growth and development in time.

Other branches concern the statistical analysis of data with certain natural restrictions. This includes efficient methods to combine and smooth diverging results from many election polls carried out by different organizations. Other problems concern modelling of clusters in directional data or orientation data with restrictions due to spatial boundaries. 

Teaching

My main areas of teaching are multivariate statistics and spatial statistics often in a subject area related context. I also teach, at different levels, on the foundations of statistical theory.

1. Teaching/Course responsibility:

- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Kursansvarig och handledare

- Course name: Kandidatuppsats och Magister/Masteruppsats

- Course code: STAH11 och STAN40

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- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Kursansvarig och handledare

- Course name: Multivariate Analysis

- Course code: STAN41

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- Role (responsible for the course, lecturer, teaching assistant): Lecturer

- Course name: Statistical Inference

- Course code: PhD course

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Allmän handledning/samarbete i statistisk metodik för forskare/forskarstuderande inom samhällsvetenskapliga området.

 

Allmän handledning/samarbete i statistik metodik för forskare/forskarstuderande inom ekonomiska området.

 

Allmän handledning/samarbete i statistik metodik för forskare/forskarstuderande inom naturvetenskapliga området.

 

Allmän handledning/samarbete i statistik metodik för forskare/forskarstuderande inom

tekniska området.

 

Allmän handledning/samarbete i statistik metodik för forskare/forskarstuderande inom medicinska området.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2. Supervision of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate and master level (number of theses 2018): c:a 8 st

 

3. Examiner of theses (including theses completed by Feb-19):

Undergraduate and master level (number of theses 2018): c:a 20 st

 

 

 

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8. Briefly describe your work with IT-supported teaching and learning

 

 

9. Production of cases, publications on teaching and learning, teaching materials and textbooks

 

De allmänna handlednings- och samarbeten i statistik metodik för forskare/forskarstuderande inom olika områden, har resulterat i vetenskapliga publikationer av olika slag, exempelvis:

 

Djurfeldt, G. & Sircar, S. (2017):  Structural Transformation and Agrarian Change in India. Routledge,  New York, 2017,  ISBN 9781138913677.

 

Andersson Djurfeldt, A (Ed.); Dzanku, F.M. (Ed.); Isinika, A.C. (Ed.) (2018): Agriculture, Diversification, and Gender in Rural Africa: Longitudinal Perspectives from Six Countries, ISBN 978-0-19-879928-3, Oxford University Press, Oxford, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780198799283.001.0001

 

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