The Office of 


Lee Assistant Professor of Economics

University of Nevada, Las Vegas


My research interests primarily lie at the intersection of econometrics and productivity analysis with a broad range of empirical applications in microeconomics and industrial organization. My research focuses on the issues pertaining to (i) robust measurement of firm productivity and efficiency, (ii) structural identification of firm-level production functions, (iii) explaining the nexus between firm performance and exporting, foreign investments and cross-peer spillovers, (iv) analysis of firm and market structure in the financial services industry including banks, credit unions and microfinance institutions, (v) hedonic valuation of adverse effects of non-marketable environmental disamenities and climate change, (vi) modeling of production processes in the presence of socially and/or economically undesirable outputs, (vii) panel-data models with (un)observed heterogeneity and selectivity, (viii) semi/nonparametric estimation and testing for data with spatial dependence.


"Estimation of Firm-Level Productivity in the Presence of Exports: Evidence from China's Manufacturing", with S. Zhao and S.C. Kumbhakar, Journal of Applied Econometrics, forthcoming

"(Under)Mining Local Residential Property Values: A Semiparametric Spatial Quantile Autoregression", with Y. Sun and D. Hite, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2019, 34(1): 82-109

"Endogenous Scope Economies in Microfinance Institutions", with V. Hartarska, Journal of Banking and Finance, 2018, 93: 162-182

"Estimation and Inference in Functional-Coefficient Spatial Autoregressive Panel Data Models with Fixed Effects", with Y. Sun, Journal of Econometrics, 2018, 203(2): 359-378

"Economies of Diversification in the U.S. Credit Union Sector", with S. Zhao and S.C. Kumbhakar, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2017, 32(7): 1329-1347 

"Semiparametric Estimation and Testing of Smooth Coefficient Spatial Autoregressive Models", with Y. Sun, Journal of Econometrics, 2017, 199(1): 12-34

"A Cost System Approach to the Stochastic Directional Technology Distance Function with Undesirable Outputs", with S.C. Kumbhakar and E.G. Tsionas, Journal of Applied Econometrics, 2016, 31(7): 1407-1429

"Varying Coefficient Panel Data Model in the Presence of Endogenous Selectivity and Fixed Effects", with S.C. Kumbhakar and Y. Sun, Journal of Econometrics, 2016, 190(2): 233–251

Department of Economics

Lee Business School

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy

Las Vegas, NV  89154-6005

Email: emir.malikov [at] unlv [dot] edu

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