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Debate: Doyne Farmer and Catherine L. Mann

Would Policymaker Use of Complexity Analysis Make Economics More Relevant to the Real World?

Economics/
Thu 16 November 2017
12:30-13:45
At-Bristol
Price: £9/ £6.50

Debate: Doyne Farmer and Catherine L. Mann

Would Policymaker Use of Complexity Analysis Make Economics More Relevant to the Real World?

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Thu 16 November 2017,
12:30-13:45
At-Bristol
Price: £9/ £6.50

Is standard economic forecasting and analysis fit for purpose? Or should economists be adopting methods from complex systems? This debate pits two leading practitioners against each other. Doyne Farmer is a world-leading authority on agent-based modelling. Catherine L. Mann is in charge of economic forecasting at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, which produces some of the most influential economic predictions. Chaired by Romesh Vaitilingam.

In association with Bristol Centre for Complexity Sciences, part of

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Bristol Festival of Economics is presented in association with

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The illustration is a detail of this year’s brochure cover by Alys Jones.

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