Emeritus Faculty, John Converse Professor of Economics

Bill Gibson's main interest, in both his teaching and research, macroeconomic models for developing countries. A second area of interest space policy and the aerospace industry. This is an outgrowth of one of the principal themes running throughout his teaching and his research, the proper relationship between the private and public sectors.


In addition to his extensive academic publications, Gibson has also served as a consultant to the African National Congress, the Harvard Institute for International Development, and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

Selected research

Bill Gibson, John Converse Professor of Economics

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Macroeconomic models for developing countries. Agent-based models. Space Exploration. Econophysics


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1977
  • MBA, University of California, Berkeley, 1973
  • Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1970


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