David M. Drukker is the Director of Econometrics at Stata. He obtained a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000. David spends most of his time developing new methods for Stata, managing the econometrics group at Stata, and figuring out what new econometric methods should be added to Stata. David also gives a number of short courses on econometrics, Stata use, and Stata programming. David also does research in econometrics and has recently been working on new methods for for estimating the parameters of spatial-autoregressive models.