Friday, July 6, 2012

Steve Keen at Fields: a memorable month

Steve Keen left Toronto today after spending the last five weeks visiting the Fields Institute. As always happens when one is having so much fun, time went by very fast, but we collectively managed to get an awful lot done. Here are the highlights:

- we had weekly seminars where people with backgrounds in economics, financial mathematics, mathematical biology, history, and statistics gathered to present and discuss results related to a novel (nonlinear) dynamical systems approach to macroeconomics;

- Steve gave a public lecture hosted by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which was interesting in its own right, but also served to put Fields and CCPA on a path for future collaborations;

- we held a very successful closed discussion session on a scorching hot Canada Day public holiday, with the purpose of reconciling Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) and Monetary Circuit Theory (MCT);

- Steve gave another public lecture at Fields, which was not only streamed over the web using our FieldsLive system, but also recorded for an episode of TVO's show Big Ideas.