Postdoctoral Research Officer
José Moran is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Mathematical Institute and the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Working at the interface of statistical physics and macroeconomics, he completed his PhD under the supervision of Jean-Philippe Bouchaud and Jean-Pierre Nadal at the Centre d'Analyse et de Mathématique Sociales and Capital Fund Management (CFM). Prior to this he graduated from the École Polytechnique and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where he studied applied mathematics and statistical physics.
His research has focused on what is generally known as the “small shocks, large business cycle” puzzle, namely how small idiosyncratic shocks to firms can grow into large economic fluctuations, instead of compensating each other when one looks at aggregate quantities. José also has a keen interest in numerical simulations of agent-based models, particularly memory and imitation effects in agents’ decisions, and uses tools from statistical physics to find their appropriate analytical description and solution. This combination of empirical analysis, numerical simulations and analytical techniques lies at the heart of his research.
José is also an external fellow at CFM/École Polytechnique (Chair of Econophysics and Complex Systems) in Paris, and at the Complexity Science Hub in Vienna.
No. 2023-18 - Temporal criticality
27 Sep 23
Here we consider the functionality of systems, notably operations in socio-technical ones, productio...
No. 2023-13 - Temporal criticality in socio-technical systems
04 Aug 23
Socio-technical systems, where technological and human elements interact in a goal-oriented manner, ...
No. 2023-02 - Revealing production networks from firm growth dynamics
03 Jul 23
We study the correlation structure of firm growth rates. We show that most firms are correlated beca...
No 2022-03 - Exact time-dependent dynamics of discrete binary choice models
25 Jan 22
We provide a generic method to find full dynamical solutions to binary decision models with interact...
From Ants to Fishing Vessels: A Simple Model for Herding and Exploitation of Finite Resources
21 Jun 21
We analyse the dynamics of fishing vessels with different home ports in an area where these vessels,...