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People Professor Doyne Farmer

Co-Director, Complexity Economics, The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School

Doyne Farmer

Professor of Mathematics

Prof J Doyne Farmer co-directs the programme on complexity economics, which is part of the INET Oxford research institute.

He has broad interests in complex systems, and has done research in dynamical systems theory, time series analysis and theoretical biology. His main interest is in developing quantitative theories for social evolution, in particular for financial markets (which provide an accurate record of decision making in a complex environment) and the evolution of technologies (whose performance through time provides a quantitative record of one component of progress).

Farmer arrived in Autumn 2012 from the Santa Fe Institute: Biography.