B.S. Physics, Stanford University
PhD. Physics, University of California at Santa Cruz

Academic Background

During the 1980s Doyne was an Oppenheimer Fellow and the founder of the Complex Systems Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. While a graduate student in the 1970s he built the first wearable digital computer, which was successfully used to predict the game of roulette. He was a founder of Prediction Company, a quantitative automated trading firm that was sold to the United Bank of Switzerland in 2006. In addition to his positions at Oxford, Doyne is also External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute.

Research Interests

Doyne’s current research is in economics, including agent-based modeling, financial instability and technological progress. His past research includes complex systems, dynamical systems theory, time series analysis and theoretical biology.


Doyne has published over 250 papers with a total of over 34,000 citations. His bibliography can be found at: https://www.inet.ox.ac.uk/people/j-doyne-farmer/