Nils Rochowicz is a coordinator of the Complexity Economics Working Group in YSI, organizing conferences, webinars, seminars, and reading groups. The Complexity Economics Working Group is a space to bring together students and young researchers to learn about the tools and methods that Complexity Economics offers, and to help them use these tools in their own research. We aim to foster exchange between students and aid in self-teaching and reading groups, but also invite mentors and senior researchers to guide aspiring students. Read more about the working group here: Complexity Economics, and sign up to the working group on the Young Scholars Directory to stay up to date with our activities.
Currently Mr Rochowicz is a DPhil (PhD) student at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford as well as the Complexity Economics group at INET @ Oxford. Before his DPhil he studied Economics in Tuebingen, Copenhagen, and Oxford. In his research he aims to understand the combinatorial nature of technological progress, using tools from network and graph theory, dynamical systems, stochastics, and evolutionary biology. In his DPhil and beyond he hopes to contribute to a better understanding and potentially to building predictive models of which technological combinations might prove valuable, how science and technology interact at the frontier of knowledge, and what impacts future technologies could have on society and the economy.
Besides his activity in YSI Mr Rochowicz is also actively involved with the broader student movement for pluralism in economics, in particular activism aiming to reform the economics curriculum.