Bruce McCullough

Bruce McCullough

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Data Mining
  • Econometric Techniques
  • Reliability of Statistical and Econometric Software

Selected Works


McCullough, B D., Using Student Evaluations of Teaching to Support Faculty: Use Proportions Instead of Means to Analyze SETs. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice (Forthcoming)

McCullough, B D., Sun, H.-J., and Fukuda, Kaoru, Inaccurate Regression Coefficients in Microsoft Excel 2003: An Investigation of Volpi’s Zero Bug. Computational Statistics 32 (Dec 2017): 1411-1421.

McCullough, B D., Spreadsheets in the Cloud — Not Ready Yet. Journal of Statistical Software 52 (Year 2013):

McCullough, B D., and Radson, Darrell, Analyzing Student Evaluations of Teaching: Comparing Means and Proportions. Evaluation and Research in Education 24 (Sep 2011): 183-202.

Dang, Li, Brown, Kevin F., and McCullough, B D., Apparent Audit Failures and Value Relevance of Earnings and Book Value. Review of Accounting and Finance 10 (Jul 2011): 134-154.

McCullough, B D., and McWilliams, Thomas P., Students with the initial ‘‘A’’ don’t get better grades. Journal of Research in Personality 45 (Mar 2011): 340-343.

McCullough, B D., and McWilliams, Thomas P., Students with the Initial ‘A’ Don’t Get Better Grades”. Journal of Research in Personality 37 (Mar 2011): 340-343.

McCullough, B D., “The Devil is in the Detail: Hints for Practical Optimisation — A Comment,”. Economic Analysis and Policy 39 (Year 2009): 155-157.

Anderson, Richard, Greene, William, McCullough, B D., and Vinod, H. D., The Role of Data/Code Archives in the Future of Economic Research. Journal of Economic Methodology 15 (Feb 2008): 99-119.

Cook, Douglas O., Kieschnick, R., and McCullough, B D., “Regression Analysis of Proportions in Finance with Self Selection”. Journal of Empirical Finance 15 (Feb 2008): 860-867.

McCullough, B D., and Heiser, David A., “On the Accuracy of Statistical Procedures in Microsoft Excel 2007”. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 52 (Feb 2008): 4570-4578.

McCullough, B D., McGeary, Kerry A., and Harrison, Teresa D., Do Economics Journal Archives Promote Replicable Research?. Canadian Journal of Economics 41 (Feb 2008): 1406-142.

McCullough, B D., “Got Replicability? The Journal of Money, Credit and Banking Archive”. Econ Journal Watch 4 (Year 2007): 213-229.

McCullough, B D., and Myers, Bret, “Successful Replication of the Article: Buffer Stock Money: Interpreting Short-Run Dynamics Using Long-Run Restrictions”. Indian Journal of Economics and Business 6 (Year 2007): 311.

Testik, Murat, McCullough, B D., and Borror, Connie, The Effect of Estimated Parameters on Poisson EWMA Control Charts. Quality Technology & Quantitative Management 3 (Year 2006): 513-527.

McCullough, B D., Renfro, Charles G., and Stokes, Houston H., Re-examining 50 year-old OLS Estimates of the Klein-Goldberger Model. Statistica Neerlandica 60 (Year 2006): 181-193.

McCullough, B D., McGeary, Kerry A., and Harrison, Teresa, Lessons from the JMCB Archive. Journal of Money, Credit, and Banking 38 (Year 2006): 1093-1107.

Kieschnick, R., and McCullough, B D., Regression Analysis of Variates Observed on (0,1): Percentages, Proportions, and Fractions. Statistical Modeling 3 (Sep 2003): 1-21.

McCullough, B D., Optimal Prediction with a General Loss Function. Journal of Combinatorics, Information & System Sciences 25 (Sep 2000): 207-222.

McCullough, B D., Assessing the Reliability of Statistical Software: Part II. The American Statistician 53 (Sep 1999): 149-159.


Klimberg, Ronald K., and McCullough, B D., Fundamentals of Predictive Analytics with JMP. Cary, NC: SAS, Inc., (2013):


McCullough, B D., “The Hazards of Subgroup Analysis in Randomized Business Experiments and How to Avoid Them.” Contemporary Perspectives on Data Mining, Ed. K. Lawrence. NC: Information Age Publishers, (2017): 79-92.

McCullough, B D., “Econometric Computing with R.” Advances in Social Science Research Using R, Ed. H. D. Vinod. New York: Springer, (2010): 1-21.

McCullough, B D., “The Accuracy of Econometric Software.” Handbook of Computational Econometrics, Ed. Belsley and Kontoghiorghes. New York: Wiley, (2009):

McCullough, B D., “Testing Econometric Software.” Handbook of Econometrics, Ed. Mills and Patterson. London: Palgrave, (2009):

McCullough, B D., “Some Details of Nonlinear Estimation.” Numerical Methods in Statistical Computing for the Social Sciences, Ed. Micah Altman, Jeff Gill, and Michael McDonald. New York: Wiley, (2004):


McCullough, B D., and McKitrick, Ross, Check the Numbers: The Case for Due Diligence in Policy Formation, Toronto: The Fraser Institute, (Feb 2009):


McCullough, B D., Does Microsoft Fix Errors in Excel?, Joint Statistical Meetings Sep 2001. American Statistical Association (Sep 2002):


BA Economics - Georgetown University 1981
PhD Economics - University of Texas at Austin 1989

Media Mentions

The Case for Making Economics Research Easier to Replicate

via Wall Street Journal

Research by decision sciences professor Bruce McCullough is mentioned in an article about trying to replicate data from economics studies.