|Nationality New Zealand|
Name Peter B.
|Born 23 March 1948 (age 67) (1948-03-23) Weymouth, England, UK|
Institution Yale University University of Southampton Singapore Management University University of Auckland
Alma mater London School of Economics University of Auckland
Influences Denis Sargan Albert Rex Bergstrom
Books Testing for a Unit Root in Time Series Regression, Does GNP Have a Unit Root? : a Reevaluation
Education London School of Economics and Political Science (1974), University of Auckland
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Social Sciences, Latin America & Caribbean
Influenced by Denis Sargan, Albert Rex Bergstrom
Similar People Steven N Durlauf, Laurent‑Emmanuel Calvet, Benoit Mandelbrot
Peter Charles Bonest Phillips (born 23 March 1948) is an econometrician. Since 1979 he has been Professor of Economics and Statistics at Yale University. He also holds positions at the University of Auckland, Singapore Management University and the University of Southampton. He is currently the co-director of Center for Financial Econometrics of Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University and is an adjunct professor of econometrics at the University of Southampton.
He is a founding editor of the journal Econometric Theory. Peter Phillips has published many theoretical articles and advanced many research areas in econometrics. He has published important articles on continuous time econometrics, finite-sample theory, asymptotic expansions, unit root and cointegration, long-range dependent time series, and panel data econometrics. He also introduced the use of the functional central limit theorem to derive asymptotic distributions of unit roots tests. Phillips mainly used frequentist statistical methods. Phillips has also supervised numerous Ph.D. students. In 1993 he was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. According to the November 2015 ranking of economists by Research Papers in Economics, he is the 5th most influential economist.
During his schooling, Phillips was the dux of Mount Albert Grammar School in New Zealand. He received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Auckland and won prizes in both mathematics and economics. He received his PhD from London School of Economics under the supervision of John Denis Sargan in 1974.
In 2012, The Journal of Econometrics dedicated two Festschrifts to Phillips under the title Recent Advances in Nonstationary Time Series: A Festschrift in honor of Peter C.B. Phillips.