William A. Brock

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William A. Brock
Born (1941-10-23) October 23, 1941 (age 78)
InstitutionUniversity of Wisconsin–Madison
FieldMathematical economics
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
University of Missouri
David Gale
Carlos Manuel Urzúa Macías
Takashi Kamihigashi
ContributionsBrock–Mirman model
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

William Allen "Buz" Brock (born October 23, 1941) is a mathematical economist and a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison since 1975.[1] He is known for his application of a branch of mathematics known as chaos theory to economic theory and econometrics. In 1998, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences[1] in the Economics Section.

In a 1972 paper, co-authored with Leonard Mirman, Brock provided the first stochastic version of the neoclassical growth model,[2] thereby paving the way for later developments such as real business cycle theory and DSGE models.

Selected publications[edit]


  • "Robust Control and Hot Spots in Dynamic Spatially Interconnected Systems".Brock/Xepapadeas August 15, 2010 paper
  • "The Emergence of Optimal Agglomeration in Dynamic Economics".Brock/Xepapadeas Oct. 16, 2009 paper
  • "A General Test for Nonlinear Granger Causality: Bivariate Model" Baek/Brock paper


  • "Growth Theory, Nonlinear Dynamics and Economic Modelling: Scientific Essays of William Allen Brock". 2001


  1. ^ a b https://www.ssc.wisc.edu/~wbrock/CvJan2006.pdf, William A Brock CV 2006, Retrieved 04 December 2010
  2. ^ Brock, William A.; Mirman, Leonard J. (1972). "Optimal Economic Growth and Uncertainty: The Discounted Case". Journal of Economic Theory. 4 (3): 479–513. doi:10.1016/0022-0531(72)90135-4.

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