William A. Barnett


William A. Barnett

William Arnold Barnett is an American economist whose current work is in the field of chaos, bifurcation, and nonlinearity in socioeconomic contexts, as well as the study of the aggregation problem.

Barnett received his B.S. degree from M.I.T., his M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University. He has published 17 books (as either author or editor) and over 130 articles in professional journals.

Barnett is currently the Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Kansas. He was previously Research Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, DC; Stuart Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texas at Austin; and Professor of Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to becoming an economist, he was a rocket scientist, working as one of the system development engineers on the F-1 booster rocket engine for Project Apollo at Rocketdyne.

Barnett is a leading researcher in macroeconomics and econometrics. He is one of the pioneers in the study of chaos and nonlinearity in socioeconomic contexts, as well as a major figure in the study of the aggregation problem, which lies at the heart of how individual and aggregate data are related. He is the originator of the Divisia Monetary Aggregates. The earliest data with those aggregates, extending back to 1959, were produced by Salam Fayyad, the current Prime Minister of the Palestinian National Authority.

He is Editor of the Elsevier monograph series [http://econ.tepper.cmu.edu/barnett/ISETE.html "International Symposia in Economic Theory and Econometrics"] , and Editor of the journal [http://econ.tepper.cmu.edu/barnett/MD.html "Macroeconomic Dynamics"] , published by Cambridge University Press. He and Paul A. Samuelson coedited the book, "Inside the Economist's Mind: Conversations with Eminent Economists", Blackwell Publishing (2007) ISBN 1405159170.

External links

* [http://econ.tepper.cmu.edu/barnett/Papers.html Barnett papers]
* [http://econ.tepper.cmu.edu/barnett/Who.html Entry in "Who's Who in Economics Since 1700"]
* [http://alum.mit.edu/www/barnett Personal web site]
* [http://economistmind.blogspot.com/ Blog]


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