instability hub

Hub Co-Leader: Prof Roger E. A. Farmer 

Rodger FarmerRoger E. A. Farmer is the Co-Leader for Rebuild Macro’s Instability Hub and Research Director at NIESR, London. He is also a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick in the UK and a Distinguished Professor of Economics at UCLA. Roger is widely known as a world-leading economist and former Senior Houblon-Norman Fellow at the Bank of England. He has published numerous scholarly articles in leading academic journals, as well as books that have been translated into Chinese, Italian, Vietnamese and Hungarian.

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Hub Co-Leader: Jean-Philippe Bouchaud

Jean-Philippe Bouchaud

Jean-Philippe Bouchaud is the Co-Leader for Rebuild Macro’s Instability Hub. After studying at the French Lycée of London, he graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he also obtained his PhD in physics. He was then appointed by the CNRS until 1992. After a year spent in the Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge), he joined the Service de Physique de l’Etat Condensé (CEA-Saclay), where he worked on the dynamics of glassy systems and on granular media.

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Call for Research [Closed]

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Hub Leaders (Profs Roger Farmer and Jean-Philippe Bouchaud) are seeking proposals for pilot research projects that address this fundamental question: Why are Economies Unstable? We seek to initiate a genuine conversation between teams of researchers, each working on issues around macroeconomic instability but using different approaches. We hope to generate a collaborative and productive dialogue between these teams by holding regular meetings. These meetings would provide a platform for participants to present their ideas to each other, learn from and challenge each other’s assumptions and ways of thinking, and to consider possible new methods of investigation.

We are looking for genuinely fresh and interdisciplinary approaches, although we recognize that even within economics there exist groups within the discipline that may have fresh ideas and methods that deserve consideration. We seek not only proposals that may come from outside the existing economics profession, but also proposals from economists who are open to dialogue and who may be combing new tools and methods from other disciplines with existing economic ideas.


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Research Hub Summary

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Each Research Hub will host a number of workshops and invite experts from a variety of disciplines to share their thoughts, and contribute towards generating new ideas within the Hub.

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