Russell Davidson is a Professor & Canada Research Chair Tier 1. He is also the Canada Research Chair, Social Sciences and Humanities and bagged PhD from the University of British Columbia
He came to McGill in August 2002, having been for many years at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario. Since 1987, he has regularly divided his time between his Canadian job (fall term) and GREQAM, a research lab in Marseille, France, associated with the Université de la Méditerranée, and more particularly the Faculté des Sciences Économiques et de Gestion, at which he does undergraduate teaching while in France. His main research interests lie in the field of econometrics.
He has worked for several years now on problems related to the bootstrap, in an attempt to improve the reliability and ease of implementation of this important statistical tool. He has also worked on problems of poverty and income distribution, especially as regards statistical inference about stochastic dominance.