Spatial Econometrics Workshop by Prof. Anil Bera, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

19 Jan 2018

Dr. Anil Bera, professor of economics at the university of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will offer a day long workshop on spatial econometrics.

Workshop on Spatial Econometrics_Jan 19.pdf

The workshop will begin with a brief history of spatial analysis. The introduction will be at a general level of epidemiology, titled “Spatial Analysis in Time of Cholera”. Then the talk will cover spatial statistics, spatial econometrics, and finally spatial urban econometrics. The talk will touch on the contrast between time-series and spatial dependence, and the need for moving from fixed to space varying coefficient models. More specifically, in the context of urban econometrics, the talk will focus on the price of housing; the speaker will argue that not only the spatial dependence of house prices, but also the dependence in the variability (risk) of prices needs to be considered. The major highlight of the workshop will be how to test various spatial models.

Dr. Anil K. Bera is an econometrician, and currently Professor of Economics at the University of Illinois UrbanaChampaign, USA. His work has appeared in almost all international journals of extreme repute. Dr. Bera is most noted for his work with Carlos Jarque on the Jarque-Bera test for testing normality of distributions.