Roger W. Koenker Papers, 1969-2018
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Brief Description:

Roger Koenker (1947- ) was Professor of Economics and Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983-2017). Born February 21, 1947 in North Dakota, Roger Koenker received his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in 1969 and obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1974. He then worked as assistant professor of Economics at the University of Illinois from 1974-1976 and then became a member of the Technical Staff, Economics Research, at Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1976-1983. In 1982 Professor Koenker was a visiting associate professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and then returned to the University of Illinois in 1983 as a professor of Economics (1983-2017); he later also became a professor of Statistics at the University of Illinois (1997-2017). As of 2018 Professor Koenker is an Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of College London.

Professor Koenker specializes in statistics and econometrics and applications and is best known for his work on quantile regression and the regression analysis tool he developed, which is widely used across many disciplines.

The papers of Roger Koenker consist of his correspondence, research files, talks, workshops, and publications as well as digital files (still unprocessed).

This collection is organized into six series. Series 1: Personal and Awards, listed alphabetically; Series 2: Correspondence, listed chronologically; Series 3: Talks and Workshops, listed alphabetically; Series 4: Early Research Files (largely from his time at Bell Telephone Laboratories), 1969-1987, listed alphabetically; Series 5: Later Research Files, 1983-2017, listed alphabetically; Series 6: Publications, with articles arranged chronologically followed by two monographs.

Professor Koenker's archived website (2017 and 2018) can be accessed via the following links:

https://wayback.archive-it.org/8377/*/http://www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger/

https://wayback.archive-it.org/8377/*/http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=23922

Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at] illinois.edu
Record Series Number: 9/5/44
Created by: Koenker, Roger (1947-)
Volume: 10.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 11/05/2017.
More information is available at https://files.archon.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/0905044.pdf
Arrangement:

Series 1: Personal and Awards, 1974-2018

This series contains Professor Koenker's CV, his PhD dissertation from the University of Michigan (1974), and a photo album about his William B. McKinley Professor of Economics and Public Utilities. The series is arranged alphabetically.

Series 2: Correspondence, 1974-2015

This series contains Roger Koenker's correspondence (most from 1974-1999) as well as letters of recommendation he wrote on behalf of students and scholars. This series is organized chronologically.

Series 3: Talks and Workshops, 1975-2011

This series consists of invited talks, conference papers, workshops, handwritten notes for talks as well as related slides and transparencies. This series is arranged alphabetically.

Series 4: Early Research Files, 1969-1987

This series contains Roger Koenker's early research files and notes mostly pertaining to his time at Bell Telephone Laboratories. Topics include advertising data, asymptotics, airlines, bread, regression quantiles, coin phones, fitting splines, telecommunications regulation, and his research as a student (1969-1974). This series is arranged alphabetically.

Series 5: Later Research Files, 1983-2017

This series contains Roger Koenker's research files regarding adaptive trimming, generalized method of moments (GMM), quantile autoregressions, regression quantiles, the Gaussian hare and the Laplacian tortoise, triograms, and more. This series is arranged alphabetically.

Series 6: Publications, 1972-2009

Consists of journal articles and monographs authored, co-authored, and co-edited by Roger Koekner. Journal articles are listed first and organized chronologically, followed by two of his monographs.

Biographical Note for Koenker, Roger (1947-) :

Roger Koenker (1947- ) was Professor of Economics and Statistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983-2017). Born February 21, 1947 in North Dakota, Roger Koenker received his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College in 1969 and obtained his PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 1974. He then worked as assistant professor of Economics at the University of Illinois from 1974-1976 and then became a member of the Technical Staff, Economics Research, at Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1976-1983. In 1982 Professor Koenker was a visiting associate professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and then returned to the University of Illinois in 1983 as a professor of Economics (1983-2017); he later also became a professor of Statistics at the University of Illinois (1997-2017). As of 2018 Professor Koenker is an Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of College London.

Professor Koenker specializes in statistics and econometrics and applications and is best known for his work on quantile regression and the regression analysis tool he developed, which is widely used across many disciplines. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, Fellow of the American Statistical Society, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and recipient of the 2010 Emanuel and Carson Prize for Statistical Innovation. While at the University of Illinois, he repeatedly received the Outstanding Teaching Award. At the University of Illinois he was also honored as the William B. McKinley Professor of Economics and Public Utilities by the College of Commerce and Business Administration in 1997. Professor Koenker served as the Associate Editor for the Journal of American Statistical Association (2004-2014), the Journal of Statistical Software (2002-2016), Econometric Theory (1994-), and of Econometrica (1991-1994). He has received grants from National Science Foundation (NSF) and NATO Cooperative Research Grants. Professor Koenker has published, co-authored, and co-edited numerous articles and books (Quantile Regression 2005, Economic Applications of Quantile Regression 2005, and the Handbook of Quantile Regression 2017). As of 2018, Professor Koenker is Honorary Professor of Economics at the University of College London.

Professor Koenker's CV (2018) can be accessed via the following link:

http://archives.library.illinois.edu/uasfa/RKoenkerCV.pdf

Subject Index
Econometrics
Economics
Faculty Papers
Quantile Regression
Statistics