Roger E. A. Farmer

Roger E. A. Farmer

Emeritus Distinguished Professor


Ph.D. University of W. Ontario

Research Areas:

Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics


(310) 825-6547


Bunche Hall 8242


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Roger Farmer is a Distinguished Professor of Economics at UCLA and served as Department Chair from July 2008 through December 2012. 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 Associates at the NBER and CEPR and Co-Editor of the International Journal of Economic Theory. He has served as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta and San Francisco, the Reserve Bank of Australia, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England. Professor Farmer has published numerous articles and two recent books on the Great Recession: “How the Economy Works: Confidence, Crashes and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies”, written for the general reader and specialist alike, and “Expectations, Employment and Prices”, written for academics and practicing economists. He is a co-winner of the 2013 Maurice Allais Prize in Economic Science for his work on the inefficiency of financial markets; and in 2000, he received the University of Helsinki Medal in recognition of his work on self-fulfilling prophecies.

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