Aurélien Saïdi is an Affiliate Professor at ESCP Europe. He is also Assistant Professor at Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre. Trained in Economics, Management, History and Socio-Anthropology at the Ecole normale supérieure, he completed his PhD on the macroeconomics of self-fulfilling prophecies at the European University Institute of Florence (Italy). He was also a visting scholar at New York University.

His current research focuses on expectations modelling, complex dynamics and the fundations of economic policy in sunspot-equilibrium models.

The courses he teaches include macroeconomics (fiscal and monetary policy, growth theory, among others), statistics and data analysis (banking and insurance scoring). Through his association with the PracTice department (ESCP Europe), he is also working on the promotion and use of information and communication technologies in teaching and learning methods. His course in statistics and data analysis is a preliminary experiment in such innovative practices.

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They called it a sunspot

Article | Dec 7, 2014

One of the earliest attempts to tackle the problem of multiple equilibria in Macroeconomics was a byproduct of David Cass and Karl Shell’s engagement with Robert Lucas’s 1972 paper on ‘Expectations and the Neutrality of Money.’