William A. Barnett

William A. Barnett is the Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Kansas and Director at the Center for Financial Stability in New York City. He is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Nonlinear Dynamical Inference. His MIT Press book, Getting It Wrong, won the American Publisher’s Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (the PROSE Award), and his book with Nobel Laureate, Paul Samuelson, Inside the Economist’s Mind, has been translated into seven languages. He is the originator of the Divisia Monetary Aggregates and “the Barnett critique.” He has published widely on tests for nonlinear dynamics, chaos, and bifurcation in macroeconomics and is a major contributor to research on modeling consumer and producer behavior.

William A. Barnett

He is Founder and First President of the Society for Economic Measurement, Founder and Editor of the Cambridge University Press journal, Macroeconomic Dynamics, and of the Emerald Press monograph series, International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics.

He has received over 45 different awards and honors, is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Charter Fellow of the Journal of Econometrics, Charter Fellow of the Society for Economic Measurement, Fellow of the World Innovation Foundation, Fellow of the TANDO international policy institute, Fellow of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Applied Economics, and Honorary Professor at Henan University in China.  He has published over 200 articles in professional journals and 41 books.   Special issues of the Journal of Econometrics, Econometric Reviews, and the Journal of Financial Stability have been published in his honor.

His degrees in engineering, finance, statistics, and economics are from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (BS), University of California at Berkeley (MBA), and Carnegie Mellon University (MS, PhD).  He was on the staff of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC and was a full professor at the University of Texas at Austin and Washington University in St. Louis as well as having been a research associate at the University of Chicago and visiting professor at Johns Hopkins University and Duke University.  Before becoming an economist, he was one of the systems development engineers who developed the rocket engines for Apollo at Rocketdyne in Los Angeles. He is on the list of the “Top Economics and Finance Scientists in the World.”

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