Marco Pangallo

Associate

JSMF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies

Marco Pangallo

Biography

Marco Pangallo is a JSMF Postdoctoral Fellow at the Sant’Anna School for Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy. He is part of the Institute of Economics and of the EMbeDS (Economics and Management in the era of Data Science) “department of excellence”. Marco obtained his PhD in Mathematics at the University of Oxford, being part of the Complexity Economics group of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. Prior to starting his PhD, he obtained a master’s degree in Physics of Complex Systems.

Marco is generally interested in understanding the economy quantitatively through a combination of data-driven and theoretical approaches. He believes that traditional economic models – grounded on optimization and equilibrium – are not best suited to quantitatively account for the complexity of the economy. In his postdoc, he is exploring the potential of alternative approaches, such as Agent-Based Models, for forecasting economic variables. Marco has also been working on game theory, housing markets and business cycles.

Currently, Marco is collaborating with INET Oxford on projects that try to understand business cycles as a result of endogenous phenomena, combining several economic forces that have been proposed to generate business cycles, and validating theoretical results on extensive microeconomic and macroeconomic datasets.