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[http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/people/405 '''Eric Beinhocker'''],  Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School & Santa Fe Institute<br>
 
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[https://santafe.edu/people/profile/j-doyne-farmer '''Doyne Farmer'''], Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School & Santa Fe Institute<br />
 
[https://santafe.edu/people/profile/j-doyne-farmer '''Doyne Farmer'''], Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School & Santa Fe Institute<br />
  
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[https://santafe.edu/people/profile/steen-rasmussen '''Steen Rasmussen'''], University of Southern Denmark & Santa Fe Institute<br />
 
[https://santafe.edu/people/profile/steen-rasmussen '''Steen Rasmussen'''], University of Southern Denmark & Santa Fe Institute<br />
  
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Mark A. Bedau is an American philosopher who works in the field of artificial life. Bedau teaches philosophy at Reed College in Portland. He is also the co-founder of the European Center for Living Technology and Visiting Professor, Ph.D. Program in Life Sciences: Foundations and Ethics, European School of Molecular Medicine. He is also the editor of the ''Artificial Life Journal''.
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[https://lsa.umich.edu/polisci/people/faculty/jbednar.html '''Jenna Bednar'''], University of Michigan & Santa Fe Institute<br />
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Jenna Bednar's research is on the analysis of institutions, focusing on the theoretical underpinnings of the stability of federal states. Her most recent book,The Robust Federation demonstrates how complementary institutions maintain and adjust the distribution of authority between national and state governments. This book makes two theoretical contributions to the study of federalism's design. First, it shows that distributions suggested by a constitution mean nothing if the governments have no incentive to abide by them, and intergovernmental retaliation tends to be inefficient. The book's second contribution is that while no institutional safeguard is sufficient to improve the union's prosperity, institutions work together to improve compliance with the distribution of authority, thereby boosting the union's performance.
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Jenna Bednar's research is on the analysis of institutions, focusing on the theoretical underpinnings of the stability of federal states. Her most recent book,The Robust Federation demonstrates how complementary institutions maintain and adjust the distribution of authority between national and state governments. This book makes two theoretical contributions to the study of federalism's design. First, it shows that distributions suggested by a constitution mean nothing if the governments have no incentive to abide by them, and intergovernmental retaliation tends to be inefficient. The book's second contribution is that while no institutional safeguard is sufficient to improve the union's prosperity, institutions work together to improve compliance with the distribution of authority, thereby boosting the union's performance.
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Rob Boyd – cultural evolution<br /><br />
 
Rob Boyd – cultural evolution<br /><br />
 
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[http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/people/405 '''Eric Beinhocker'''],  Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School & Santa Fe Institute<br>
 
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[https://santafe.edu/people/profile/j-doyne-farmer '''Doyne Farmer'''], Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School & Santa Fe Institute<br />
 
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[https://santafe.edu/people/profile/steen-rasmussen '''Steen Rasmussen'''], University of Southern Denmark & Santa Fe Institute<br />
  

Revision as of 14:25, 1 May 2018


An SFI ACtioN Applied Topical Meeting

August 1 & 8, 2018
Santa Fe, NM


Discussants for the August 1, 2018 session include:

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Eric Beinhocker, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School & Santa Fe Institute

Eric Beinhocker is a Professor of Public Policy Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He is also the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the University’s Oxford Martin School. INET Oxford is a research center devoted to applying leading-edge interdisciplinary approaches to economic theory and public policy practice. INET Oxford researchers are working on issues ranging from financial system stability, to innovation and growth, economic inequality, and environmental sustainability. Beinhocker is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Prior to joining Oxford, Beinhocker had an 18-year career at McKinsey & Company where he was a partner and held leadership roles in McKinsey’s Strategy Practice, its Climate Change and Sustainability Practice, and the McKinsey Global Institute.


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Doyne Farmer, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School & Santa Fe Institute

Doyne Farmer's 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 built the first wearable digital computer, which was successfully used to predict the game of roulette.


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Fotini Markopoulou, doppel

Fotini Markopoulou is a theoretical physicist interested in foundational mathematics and quantum mechanics. She was a faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and was an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. Markopoulou is also the co-founder of doppel, a wearable tech company that uses research in psychophysiology to create technology that changes how a user perceives, feels and behaves.


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Steen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark & Santa Fe Institute

Steen Rasmussen's main scientific effort is to explore, understand and construct minimal living processes through bottom up assembly of protocells in the lab and to explore the relationships between living processes and evolutionary learning in different systems. Another line of research is to explore how living and intelligent technologies increasingly transform society and what it means to be human. Due to these activities he has frequently consulted on science and technology issues for the European Commission, the Danish Parliament, the German Reichstag, and the US Congress.


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Mark Bedau, Reed College

Mark A. Bedau is an American philosopher who works in the field of artificial life. Bedau teaches philosophy at Reed College in Portland. He is also the co-founder of the European Center for Living Technology and Visiting Professor, Ph.D. Program in Life Sciences: Foundations and Ethics, European School of Molecular Medicine. He is also the editor of the Artificial Life Journal.


Jenna Bednar.jpg

Jenna Bednar, University of Michigan & Santa Fe Institute

Jenna Bednar's research is on the analysis of institutions, focusing on the theoretical underpinnings of the stability of federal states. Her most recent book,The Robust Federation demonstrates how complementary institutions maintain and adjust the distribution of authority between national and state governments. This book makes two theoretical contributions to the study of federalism's design. First, it shows that distributions suggested by a constitution mean nothing if the governments have no incentive to abide by them, and intergovernmental retaliation tends to be inefficient. The book's second contribution is that while no institutional safeguard is sufficient to improve the union's prosperity, institutions work together to improve compliance with the distribution of authority, thereby boosting the union's performance.


Jenna Bednar.jpg

Jenna Bednar, University of Michigan & Santa Fe Institute

Jenna Bednar's research is on the analysis of institutions, focusing on the theoretical underpinnings of the stability of federal states. Her most recent book,The Robust Federation demonstrates how complementary institutions maintain and adjust the distribution of authority between national and state governments. This book makes two theoretical contributions to the study of federalism's design. First, it shows that distributions suggested by a constitution mean nothing if the governments have no incentive to abide by them, and intergovernmental retaliation tends to be inefficient. The book's second contribution is that while no institutional safeguard is sufficient to improve the union's prosperity, institutions work together to improve compliance with the distribution of authority, thereby boosting the union's performance.



Rob Boyd – cultural evolution

David Christian – big history

Molly Crockett - the human social mind

Joel Mokyr - historical economist on the Industrial Revolution

Nick Pinkston - digital manufacturing

Andy Shreve - nanoscience and novel complex materials



Discussants for the August 8, 2018 session include:

Eric-beinhocker.jpg

Eric Beinhocker, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School & Santa Fe Institute

Eric Beinhocker is a Professor of Public Policy Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. He is also the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the University’s Oxford Martin School. INET Oxford is a research center devoted to applying leading-edge interdisciplinary approaches to economic theory and public policy practice. INET Oxford researchers are working on issues ranging from financial system stability, to innovation and growth, economic inequality, and environmental sustainability. Beinhocker is also an External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Prior to joining Oxford, Beinhocker had an 18-year career at McKinsey & Company where he was a partner and held leadership roles in McKinsey’s Strategy Practice, its Climate Change and Sustainability Practice, and the McKinsey Global Institute.


Doyne-Farmer-sepia.jpg

Doyne Farmer, Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School & Santa Fe Institute

Doyne Farmer's 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 built the first wearable digital computer, which was successfully used to predict the game of roulette.


Fotini-Markopoulou.jpeg

Fotini Markopoulou, doppel

Fotini Markopoulou is a theoretical physicist interested in foundational mathematics and quantum mechanics. She was a faculty member at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and was an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo. Markopoulou is also the co-founder of doppel, a wearable tech company that uses research in psychophysiology to create technology that changes how a user perceives, feels and behaves.


Steen Rasmussen.gif

Steen Rasmussen, University of Southern Denmark & Santa Fe Institute

Steen Rasmussen's main scientific effort is to explore, understand and construct minimal living processes through bottom up assembly of protocells in the lab and to explore the relationships between living processes and evolutionary learning in different systems. Another line of research is to explore how living and intelligent technologies increasingly transform society and what it means to be human. Due to these activities he has frequently consulted on science and technology issues for the European Commission, the Danish Parliament, the German Reichstag, and the US Congress.


Johan Bollen – opinion dynamics

‡ Kate Crowford – artificial intelligence/robotics/ethics

‡ Drew Endy - synthetic biology

Carl Frey - economic history with focus on new technologies

Nick Hanauer – entrepreneur and civic activist

Ricardo Hausmann - economic development and policy

Klaus Lackner - carbon capture and sequestration

Lawrence Lessig – law, ethics and writer

‡ = invited as of April 22, not yet confirmed