Timothy J. Vogelsang

Timothy J.  Vogelsang
  • Frederick S. Addy Distinguished Chair in Economics
  • Established through a gift from Frederick S. and J. Marilyn Addy
  • Economics



Timothy J. Vogelsang is the Frederick S. Addy Distinguished Chair in Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics at the College of Social Science. His areas of expertise include econometrics and time-series analysis. 

He received a BS in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in economics from Princeton University. Prior to joining the faculty at Michigan State University in 2006, Vogelsang held visiting positions at the University of Michigan and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria, and was on the faculty in the Department of Economics at Cornell University.

In the area of time series econometrics, Vogelsang has published numerous articles in top economics and econometrics journals. He is best known for his work on hypothesis testing that is robust to dependence in the data. While the statistical tools developed by Vogelsang are designed with economic data in mind, the tools are directly applicable to temperature data. He has published several papers in top climate journals analyzing trends in global temperature data. Vogelsang also teaches at least one undergraduate course per year. He particularly enjoys teaching his advanced undergraduate econometrics course.