William A. Branch is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine, where he has taught since 2004.  He is also a Research Affiliate of CESifo, the Center for Economic and Public Policy, and a member of the International Network on Expectational Coordination and the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences.  He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control and Co-Editor of Economic Inquiry.  He has been a Visiting Scholar/Consultant at the Federal Reserve Banks of Cleveland, Kansas City, and San Francisco.  He is also co-founder of Branch Economic Solutions, an economic consulting and forecasting firm specializing in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

William Branch's research focuses on adaptive learning and model misspecification in macroeconomic models.  He has applied his research to address issues in monetary policy, monetary theory, asset pricing, stock market bubbles and crashes, business cycle dynamics, and macroeconomic forecasting.