Integrative Economics Conference
Time & Location
About the Event
State-of-the-art policy applications emerging from new analytical tools and techniques show how methodological innovations and inter disciplinary approaches such as agent-based modelling, nowcasting, machine learning, and network analysis could contribute to better understanding of the complexity and interaction of our economic, financial, social and environmental systems.
Understanding people to understand the economy is an issue linked to the core mandate and rationale of NAEC. This conference explores how internal social, emotional and rational components of behaviour interact to generate observed, often far-from-rational, individual behaviour. When multiple agents of this new type move and interact, they collectively generate an astonishing range of dynamics spanning the fields of social conflict, psychology, public health, law, network science, and economics.
This conference will also examine new modelling and analytical approaches to systemic challenges, highlighting the potential of integrative economics. This will include a systemic perspective on the environmental system, the economic system, the social and the financial system. The aim is to demonstrate how new economic thinking and acting are transforming the way we understand the socio-economic system and how it is interacting with the environmental system.
Event details and programme can be found here
Contact for external participants: NAEC@oecd.org
Thursday 5 March 2020
Gabriela Ramos (OECD Chief of Staff and Sherpa
Laurence Boone (OECD Chief Economist [TBC])
Session 1: Understanding Agent_Zero
Keynote Speaker: Joshua M. Epstein (Professor of Epidemiology, New York University College of Global Public Healt)
Session 2: Systems Modelling
Keynote Speaker: Andy Haldane (Chief Economist and Executive Director for Monetary Analysis and Research, Bank of England)
Session 3: A Systems Approach to the Socio-Economic System
Keynote Speaker: J. Doyne Farmer (Director of Complexity Economics, Institute for New Economic Thinking, and Santa Fe Institute, and Rebuilding Macroeconomics)
Friday 6 March 2020
Session 5: A Systems Approach to Environmental Challanges
Keynote Speaker: Matheus Grasselli (Professor of Mathematics, McMaster University and the Fields Institute, Toronto)
Session 6: A Systems Approach to the Financial System
Keynote Speaker: Richard Boockstaber (Chief Risk Officer in the Office of the CIO for the Regents of the University of California)