Invited Speakers


Shyam Sunder is the James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics, and Finance at the Yale School of Management; Professor in the Department of Economics; and Fellow of the Whitney Humanities Center. He is a world-renowned accounting theorist and experimental economist. His research contributions include financial reporting, information in security markets, statistical theory of valuation, and design of electronic markets. He is a pioneer in the fields of experimental finance and experimental macroeconomics. Dr. Sunder has won many awards for his research that includes six books and more than 200 articles in the leading journals of accounting, economics and finance, as well as in popular media. Dr. Sunder’s current research includes the problem of structuring U.S. and international accounting and auditing institutions to obtain a judicious and efficient balance between regulatory oversight and market competition. He is a past president of the American Accounting Association, former director of the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at Yale, honorary research director of Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai, and distinguished fellow of the Center for Study of Science and Technology Policy in Bengaluru.


Paul De Grauwe ,prior to joining LSE, was Professor of International Economics at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He was a member of the Belgian parliament from 1991 to 2003. He is honorary doctor of the University of Sankt Gallen (Switzerland), of the University of Turku (Finland), and the University of Genoa.
He obtained his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University in 1974. He was a visiting professor at various universities- the University of Paris, the University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, Humboldt University Berlin, the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the Université Catholique de Louvain, the University of Amsterdam, the University of 
Milan, Tilburg University, the University of Kiel. He was also a visiting scholar at the IMF, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank.
He was a member of the Group of Economic Policy Analysis, advising President Barroso. 
He is also director of the money, macro and international finance research network of CESifo, University of Munich. He is a research fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.

J. Doyne Farmer is Director of the Complexity Economics program at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School, Professor in the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, and an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.  His current research is in economics, including agent-based modeling, financial instability and technological progress.   He was a founder of Prediction Company, a quantitative automated trading firm that was sold to the United Bank of Switzerland in 2006. His past research includes complex systems, dynamical systems theory, time series analysis and theoretical biology.  During the eighties he was an Oppenheimer Fellow and the founder of the Complex Systems Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.  While a graduate student in the  70’s he build the first wearable digital computer, which was successfully used to predict the game of roulette.



Sanjeev Goyal, FBA is Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. He is a pioneer and leading international scholar in the study of social and economic networks. His book, `Connections: an introduction to the economics of networks`, was published in 2007 by Princeton University Press. A Chinese translation appeared in 2010. 

Sanjeev Goyal is a Fellow of the British Academy and was the Founding Director of the Cambridge-INET Institute.








Juan F. Jimeno (PhD in Economics, MIT, 1990) is Head of the Research Division of Banco de España since October 2004. Previously, he was Professor of Economics at Universidad de Alcalá (Madrid), Senior Researcher at FEDEA and Lecturer at the London School of Economics. He is also a Research Fellow of CEPR and IZA, and eEditor of the IZA Journal of Labor Policy. He has published in leading economics journals such as American Economic Review, Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Review, Economic Journal, Journal of Population Economics, and Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics. Currently, he is visiting DG-Research of the ECB under a Duisenberg fellowship.