William A Barnett
- Charles W. Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics
- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Barnett is currently the Oswald Distinguished Professor of Macroeconomics at the University of Kansas and Director, Center for Financial Stability, in New York City. He also is Senior Research Fellow of the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Applied Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He was previously Research Economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C.; 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 worked as an engineer at Rocketdyne on development of the Rocketdyne F-1 rocket engine.
- Financial economics
- financial econometrics
- microeconomic foundations for macroeconomics and monetary theory
- capital asset pricing
- financial aggregation theory
- monetary asset demand modeling
- extensions of index number theory to risk
- empirical and theoretical consumer demand modeling
- applied and theoretical econometrics
- the household production function approach
- application of the Laurent and Müntz-Szatz series in consumer demand and factor demand systems model
- Bayesian and sampling theoretic inference in infinite dimensional parameter spaces
- semiparametric and seminonparametric inference
- macroeconometrics, tests for nonlinearity and chaos
- nonlinear time series
- frequency domain time series
- location of bifurcation boundaries in macroeconometric models.
- monetary economics
- aggregation and index number theory.