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: