Thomas Lux is Professor of Monetary Economics and International Finance. He held a professorship in Economics at the University of Bonn before joining our Department of Economics in 2000. Professor Lux’s research interests cover various theoretical and empirical aspects of financial economics. He has published widely in economic journals such as the Economic Journal, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Macroeconomic Dynamics and Journal of Business and Economic Statistics. Due to his interests in applying tools from statistical physics in financial economics, some of his recent output also appeared in journals like Nature, Physica A and Reports on Progress in Physics, among others. Professor Lux is associate editor of the journals Quantitative Finance and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and co-editor of the book series Dynamic Economics.