Many thank to Tom O'Brien for allowing us to post the interviews from his podcast series, From Alpha to Omega, as they appear. From Alpha to Omega provides regular in-depth interviews with leading figures in the fields of Economics, Peak Oil, Democracy, Politics, Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, Complex Systems, Agnosticism, Permaculture, Collapse, and the Environment.
Recent interviews have included those with Marxist economists Alan Freeman, Michael Roberts, Michael Perelman and Andrew Kliman. We have already featured the interview with L.Randall Wray, on Modern Monetary Theory.
We will post each interview on the weekend that it appears on From Alpha to Omega – usually every two to three weeks. You can check out the From Alpha to Omega archive here to listen back to the previous 39 interviews that Tom has conducted over the last two years.
#40: A Model Economist
This week the interview is with Professor Matheus Grasselli. Matheus is the Deputy Director of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, and an associate professor at McMaster University, where he is the co-director of PhiMac, the Financial Mathematics Laboratory. He also writes a blog on Quantitative Finance for the Fields Institute, where he discusses his work, and thoughts on economic modelling, complexity theory, and probability.
Matheus has been working with Prof. Steve Keen to help give a mathematicians viewpoint on his ground-breaking monetary economic models of the capitalist system. We discuss the current state of neoclassical macroeconomic modelling, complexity and emergence, Wynn Godley and his stock-flow consistent models, Hyman Minsky and Ponzi finance, black swans and fragility, Bayesian vs Freqentist statistics, Poker, and Samuel Beckett.
You can check out his blog Quantitative Finance: Foundations and Applications here.
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