William A. Branch

Positions and Affiliations

Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Irvine 2008-

Associate Editor, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2007-2013.

Research Affiliate, CESifo, 2008-Present.

Member, Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California, Irvine.

Visiting Scholar/Consultant, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, FRB Kansas City 2005-2009.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Oregon, 2001.

B.A., Economics, College of William and Mary, 1994.

Selected Publications

‘Learning about Risk and Return: A Simple Model of Bubbles and Crashes,’ with George W. Evans, forthcoming American Economic Journal: Macro, September 2010.

‘Business Cycle Amplification with Heterogeneous Expectations,’ with Bruce McGough, forthcoming Economic Theory, May 2010.

‘Monetary Policy and Heterogeneous Expectations,’ with George W. Evans, forthcoming Economic Theory, May 2010.

‘Asset Return Dynamics and Learning,’ with George W. Evans, forthcoming Review of Financial Studies, May 2009.

‘Monetary Policy, Endogenous Inattention, and the Volatility Tradeoff,’ with John Carlson, George W. Evans, and Bruce McGough, Economic Journal, January 2009.

‘Intrinsic Heterogeneity in Expectation Formation,’ with George W. Evans, Journal of Economic Theory,127, 264-295, 2006.

‘The Theory of Rationally Heterogeneous Expectations: Evidence from Survey Data on Inflation Expectations,’ Economic Journal, 114, 592-621, July 2004.