The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.
William J. Baumol is Professor of Economics and Academic Director, Berkley Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, New York University and professor emeritus, Princeton University. He is the author of numerous books and over 500 articles in professional journals. Professor Baumol has been awarded ten honorary degrees, held the presidency of the American Economic Association, the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, the Eastern Economic Association, and the Atlantic Economic Society and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Link to his website.