Anil Bera is a professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He has contributed to the development of a number of test statistics, such as the Jarque-Bera test for normality and the Bera-McAleer test for linear and log-linear models. Currently, his main research interests include spatial statistics and econometrics, testing under misspecified models and history of statistics and econometrics. He was a co-editor of Indian Growth and Development Review and associate editors of Sankhyā, The Indian Journal of Statistics, Foundations and Trends in Econometric, Applied Stochastic Models in Business and Industry, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Abstract of Working Papers in Economics, Econometric Reviews, Journal of Quantitative Economics, and a Guest Editor of the Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. He received his Ph.D. from the Australian National University (ANU). Before joining UIUC, he was a CORE Fellow at the Universite Catholique de Louvain. He had been a visiting faculty member in a number of academic institutions including the University of Western Ontario, Indiana University, Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the Indian Statistical Institute, the University of Hawaii, Tilburg University, Singapore Management University, Nanyang Institute of Technology, University of California at San Diego, Xiamen University, Istanbul Technical University, Yildiz Technical University, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, China, Higher School of Economics, Moscow and Perm, Istanbul University, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Rome, Los Andes University, Colombia, the American University, Pamukkale University, Turkey, and the Perm State University, Russia.