UoB Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Catherine Mann

Catherine Mann

Dr Catherine L. Mann is Chief Economist of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and Head of the Economics Department since October 2014. She is responsible for advancing the Strategic Orientations of the OECD and ensuring the high impact and relevance of the work of the Department.

Dr Mann has enjoyed a distinguished career in the public sector and academia.  Following 20-plus years in Washington DC, she was the Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance at Brandeis University and from 1997-2011 was a Senior Fellow and visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.  Earlier in her career Ms. Mann served as a Senior International Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors in the White House and worked as a Special Assistant to the Vice-President for Development Economics/Chief Economist at the World Bank.  She also spent 13 years on the Federal Reserve Board as a Senior Economist and Assistant Director in the International Finance Division.

During her stay in Bristol Dr Mann will be hosted by Dr Karoline Weisner (Maths) and her visit is in association with the Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences.

Dr Mann will be taking part in the debate:

Would Policymaker Use of Complexitiy Analysis Make Economics More Relevant to the Real World

on Thursday 16 November, 12.30 - 1.45 pm, We the Curious (formerly At-Bristol), Anchor Road, BS1 5DB

Is standard economic forecasting and analysis fit for purpose? Or should economists be adopting methods from complex systems? This debate pits two leading practitioners against each other. Doyne Farmer is a world-leading authority on agent-based modelling. Catherine L. Mann is in charge of economic forecasting at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which produces some of the most influential economic predictions. Chaired by Romesh Vaitilingam.

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 Part of the Bristol Festival of Economics (Festival of Ideas)

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