Oxford University Scientific Society presents: “Prediction in economics and elsewhere”

Talk, followed by drinks and snacks reception

J. Doyne Farmer is the Director of the Complexity Economics programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, Professor of mathematics at Oxford University, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.

He was the founder of Prediction Company, a quantitative automated trading firm that was sold to the United Bank of Switzerland in 2006. While a graduate student in the 70’s, he built the first wearable digital computer, which was successfully used to predict the game of roulette. His current research is on complexity economics, focusing on systemic risk in financial markets and technological progress.

In the upcoming talk, Prof. Farmer is going to talk about how to make better economic predictions with illustrations from his own career, including beating roulette, beating the stock market and his current quest to make better economic models.

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WEDNESDAY OCT 17, 18:30 The Mitre High Street Oxford, OX1 4AG


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