Anil K. Bera

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Anil K. Bera
Born 1955
West Bengal, India
Nationality United States
Fields Economics
Institutions University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1991-present
American Statistical Association 1996-1998
Econometric Society since 1979
Alma mater Calcutta University (B.Sc.)
Indian Statistical Institute (Master)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D.)
Known for Jarque-Bera test

Anil K. Bera (born 1955) is an econometrician. He is Professor of Economics at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign's Department of Economics. He is most noted for his work with Carlos Jarque on the Jarque–Bera test.[1][2][3]

Education and Career[edit]

Anil K. Bera was born in a remote village Paschimchak, West Bengal, India. He attended his village schools, Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission College, and the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta and Delhi. Bera received a B.Sc. from Calcutta University in 1975 in Statistics (First Class), a master's degree from Indian Statistical Institute in 1977 in Econometrics and Planning (First Class), and a Ph.D. in 1983 from Australian National University (Phd Aspects of Econometric Modeling). He was also a CORE Fellow at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Bera is named to the List of Teachers Rated as Excellent almost every semester he teaches. He received the Economics Graduate Students’ Organization (EGSO) Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching eight times since 1989, the College of Commerce Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching in 1991 and Honorable Mention of the Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching in 2005. He visits his hometown regularly, and is currently engaged in some development projects, such as building a Free Library and a Primary School building.[1]

Academic honors[edit]

  • Keynote Speaker, The 4th International Conference in Econometrics and Forecasting, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, Dalian, China, July 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker, The 3rd National Scientific Conference on Spatial Econometrics and Regional Economic Analysis, Lodz, Poland, June 2014.
  • Keynote Speaker, The 2nd National Scientific Conference on Spatial Econometrics and Regional Economic Analysis, Lodz, Poland, June 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker, Tsinghua International Conference in Econometrics, Beijing, China, May 2012.
  • Invited Speaker, Advances in Econometrics Conference in Honor of Jerry Hausman, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, February 2012.
  • Keynote Speaker, 12th International Symposium on Econometrics, Operations Research and Statistics, Denizli, Turkey, June 2011.
  • Keynote Speaker, IVth World Conference of the Spatial Econometrics Association, Chicago, June 2010.
  • Keynote Speaker, The 1st National Scientific Conference on Spatial Econometrics and Regional Economic Analysis, Lodz, Poland, June 2010.
  • Fellow, Spatial Econometrics Association, 2007-current.
  • Honorable Mention, Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, 2005.
  • Economics Graduate Students’ Organization (EGSO) Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching: 2003, 2004, 2008.
  • Lansdowne Visitor, University of Victoria, Canada, March 2000.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship, 1995.
  • College of Commerce Alumni Association Outstanding Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching, 1991.

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