Dr François Lafond
Deputy Director, Complexity Economics Programme
Senior Research Associate, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
François is Deputy Director of the Complexity Economics group, Lead Researcher at the Mathematical Institute, and an Associate member of Nuffield college. His main areas of research are in the economics of innovation and productivity, environmental economics, networks and complex systems, applied econometrics and forecasting.
The unequal effects of the health–economy trade-off during the COVID-19 pandemic
16 Nov 23
In counterfactual experiments, we show that a similar trade-off between epidemic and economic outcom...
Building an alliance to map global supply networks
20 Oct 23
The global economy consists of more than 300 million firms, connected through an estimated 13bn supp...
No. 2023-19 - Reconstructing supply networks
03 Oct 23
Network reconstruction is a well-developed sub-field of network science, but it has only recently be...
No. 2023-08 - Firm-level production networks: what do we (really) know?
16 May 23
Are standard production network properties similar across all available datasets, and if not, why?
Reconstructing production networks using machine learning
27 Feb 23
The vulnerability of supply chains and their role in the propagation of shocks has been highlighted ...
No. 2022-02 - Reconstructing production networks using machine learning
09 Jan 23
In this study, we formulate supply chain networks’ reconstruction as a link prediction problem and t...
The unequal effects of the health-economy tradeoff during the COVID-19 pandemic
13 Dec 22
The potential tradeoff between health outcomes and economic impact has been a major challenge to pol...
Forecasting the propagation of pandemic shocks with a dynamic input-output model
28 Sep 22
We introduce a dynamic disequilibrium input-output model that was used to forecast the economics of ...
Can Stimulating Demand Drive Costs Down? World War II as a Natural Experiment
11 Jul 22
U.S. military production during World War II increased at an impressive rate and led to large declin...
No. 2022-08 - Why is productivity slowing down?
29 May 22
We review recent research on the slowdown of labor productivity and examine the contribution of diff...
No. 2019-14 - Measuring productivity dispersion: a parametric approach using the Lévy alpha-stable distribution
28 Apr 22
We examine in detail the distribution of labor productivity levels and growth, and observe that they...
No. 2021-12 - Why is productivity slowing down?
09 May 21
We review recent research on the slowdown of labor productivity and examine the con- tribution of di...
No. 2021-18 - In and out of lockdown: Propagation of supply and demand shocks in a dynamic input-output model
22 Feb 21
Economic shocks due to Covid-19 were exceptional in their severity, suddenness and heterogeneity acr...
The rise of science in low-carbon energy technologies
21 Jan 21
Designing efficient allocation of R&D budgets requires a better understanding of how Low-Carbon Ener...
Occupational mobility and automation: a data-driven network model
21 Jan 21
In this article, we develop a data-driven model to analyse how workers move through an empirically d...