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Bruce McGough

Bruce McGough

Associate Professor
Economics Program
Ballard Hall 311
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Phone: 541)737-1429






Biographical Information

Bruce McGough received his Ph.D. from University of Oregon in 2000. He joined the OSU Economics Department in 2000.

Research Interests

Bruce McGough’s research is in macroeconomics, with particular emphasis on the dynamic implications of bounded rationality. Professor McGough has published in such journals as The Economic Journal, Journal of Monetary Economics, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Macroeconomic Dynamics. For the past two years he has been a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.


  • macroeconomics
  • mathematical economics

Selected Papers

"Shocking Escapes," The Economic Journal, 2006 (April), 116, p. 507 – 528.

“Using the Long Term Interest Rate as a Monetary Policy Instrument,” Journal of Monetary Economics, 2005 (52), p. 855 – 879, with Glenn Rudebusch and John Williams.

“Monetary Policy, Indeterminacy, and Learning,” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 2005 (29) p. 1809 – 1840, with George Evans.

“Replicator Dynamics in a Cobweb Model with Rationally Heterogeneous Expectations,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Forthcoming, with William Branch.