William Schworm commenced at UNSW in 2001 after previous appointments at the University of Sydney (1995 - 2000) and the University of British Columbia (1976 - 1994). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1976.
Bill's current areas of research are efficiency measurement, productivity, and growth. He has published extensively in the area of aggregation of factors of production and commodities and the properties of efficiency measures. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Productivity Analysis.
Bill has held visiting appointments at Duke University (1980-1981), Bank of Canada (1982), CORE at Université catholique de Louvain (1984-1985), l'Université de Montréal (1987), University of Western Ontario (1987-1989), China Institute of Mining and Technology (1988), Boston University (1999), Australian National University (2001) and the University of Washington (2008).
Bill has held administrative roles as Head of School of Economics and Pro-Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Sydney. At the University of New South Wales, he has been the Head of School and the Presiding Member of the UNSW Australia Business School. Bill was a member of the Executive of the ARC Economic Design Network during 2006-2009.