Roger E. A. Farmer

University of California, Los Angeles

Roger E. A. Farmer is professor and chair of the economics department at UCLA. He has previously held positions at the University of Pennsylvania, the European University Institute, and the University of Toronto.

He is a fellow of the Econometric Society, research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, research associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and fellow commoner of Cambridge University.

He is also a member of the Financial Times Economists Forum, a specialist on macroeconomic theory, and the author of six books and numerous scholarly articles in leading economic journals. In 2000, he was awarded the University of Helsinki medal.

Featured Work

How the Economy Works: Confidence, Crashes, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

APR 30, 2010 Podcast

How the Economy Works: Confidence, Crashes, and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

We need to synthesize the idea that a free-market economy is a self-correcting mechanism and the Keynesian principle that capitalism needs some guidance, says UCLA ...