ECONOMIST, UCLA ANDERSON FORECAST
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Gold Hall, B302
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1481
Office: (310) 825-7805
Fax: (310) 206-9940
William Yu joined the UCLA Anderson Forecast in 2011 as an economist. At Forecast he focuses on the economic modeling and forecasting of Los Angeles economy. He also conducts research and forecast on Asian emerging economies, especially China, and their impacts on the US economy. His research interests include a wide range of economic and financial issues, such as time series econometrics, stock, bond, real estate, and commodity price dynamics, human capital, early childhood education, and economic sustainability.
He has published over a dozen research articles in Journal of Forecasting, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Health Care Finance, Journal of Education Finance, Economic Affairs, and Global Economic Review, etc. He is a presenter at the Los Angeles Mayor’s Economic Conference and has been cited in the national and local media including Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, U-T San Diego, LA Daily News, LA Daily Breeze, NBC, ABC, CNBC, and CNN as well as various local Chinese media.
He received his bachelor’s degree in finance from National Taiwan University in 1995 and was an analyst in Fubon Financial Holding in Taipei from 1997 to 2000. In 2006, he received his Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Washington where he was also an economics instructor and won two distinguished teaching awards. In 2006, he worked for the Frank Russell Investment Group for Treasury and corporate yields modeling and forecasting. From 2006 to 2011, he served as an assistant and an associate professor of economics at Winona State University where he taught courses including international economics, forecasting methods, intermediate macroeconomics, introductory macroeconomics, money and banking, and Asian economies.