- William A. Barnett
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
Macroeconomicsat the University of Kansas. He was previously Research Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal ReserveSystem in Washington, DC; Stuart Centennial Professor of Economics at the University of Texasat Austin; and Professor of Economics at Washington Universityin 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 Apolloat 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
Elseviermonograph 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. Samuelsoncoedited the book, "Inside the Economist's Mind: Conversations with Eminent Economists", Blackwell Publishing (2007) ISBN 1405159170.
* [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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