Cheng Hsiao is Professor of Economics at the University of Southern California. He has worked mainly in integrating economic theory with economic analysis. Professor Hsiao has made extensive contributions in methodology and empirical analysis in the areas of panel data, time series, cross-sectional data, structural modeling, and measurement errors, among other fields. He is the author of the first two editions of Analysis of Panel Data and has been a co-editor of the Journal of Econometrics since 1991. He received his PhD in Economics from Stanford University.