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

16 November 2017, 12.30 PM - 16 November 2017, 1.45 PM

IAS Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor Catherine L. Mann, Chief Economist of OECD and Professor Doyne Farmer, Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. Chaired by Romesh Vaitilingam, London School of Economics.

At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Harbourside, Bristol, 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 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.  

This event is part of the Bristol Festival of Economics, itself part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. 

Further information is available

Price £9/£6.50.

Contact information

Organised by The Institue for Advanced Studies and the Centre for Complexity Sciences

Contact Katherine Wiesner email: k.wiesner@bristol.ac.uk

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