Professor Alan Kirman became a complexity economist before the term was invented. Having trained in equilibrium economics, his intellectual curiosity led him to do something few economists actually do: study how markets work in reality rather than theory.
As chief adviser to the OECD’s New Approaches to Economic Challenges initiative, he has also sought to apply this approach to policy development. The Mint caught up with him following his Festschrift at the Bank of England to find out more about his intellectual journey.
You can read the transcript here.