Complex systems, economics and finance, including applications to systemic risk and technological innovation.



2012 -    University of Oxford:  Director, Complexity Economics, The Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School; Professor of Mathematics, Mathematical Institute; Visiting Professorial Fellowship, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment; Associate Member of Nuffield College; Associate Member, Oxford Man Institute; Santa Fe Institute, USA: External Professor

2010 - 2012     Potsdam Institute of Climate Change: Distinguished Fellow

1999 – 2012    Santa Fe Institute: Professor

2007-2009    LUISS Guido Carli, Rome:  Extraordinary Professor

1991-1999    Prediction Company:

        Co-President 1995-1999

        Chief Scientist (Head of Research Group) 1991-1999

1981-1991    Los Alamos National Laboratory:

        Leader of Complex Systems Group, Theoretical Division 1988-1991

        Staff Member, Theoretical Division 1986-1988

        Oppenheimer Fellow, Center for Nonlinear Studies 1983-1986

        Post-doctoral Appointment, Center for Nonlinear Studies 1981-1983



1981      University of California, Santa Cruz:  PhD in Physics.

1973        Stanford University: B.S. in Physics. 



  • J. Robert Oppenheimer Fellowship, 1983–1986
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellows Prize, 1989
  • Alexander von Humboldt Award, 2011



Partners for a New Economy, “A new approach to modeling energy transitions”, (co-Principal Investigator), £500,000, 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2019.

Amlin Insurance, “Systemic risk of modeling in the insurance industry”, (Principal Investigator),  £300,000, 01/03/2016 – 28/02/2018.

European Commission FP7, GROWTHCOM, “Growth and innovation policy modeling:  Applying next generation tools, data and economic complexity ideas”. FP7-ICT-2013-611272 (Co-Principal Investigator), €1,563,317 (one postdoc at Oxford), 01/10/2013 – 30/09/2016

U.S. Dept. of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office,  Forecasting and influencing technological progress in solar energyDE-EE0006133 (Co-Principal Investigator), $1,000,000 (50% for Oxford), 01/04/2013 – 31/03/2016

European Commission FP7, CRISIS (Complex Research Initiative for Systemic Instabilities).  FP7-ICT-2011-288501(Scientific Coordinator), €3,300,000, 01/11/2011 – 31/10/2014

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Network Models of Systemic Risk (Co-Principal Investigator), $63,255, 01/01/2011 – 01/01/2013

Institute for New Economic Thinking (Principal Investigator), An Agent Based Model of the Current Economic Crisis, $374,900, 01/01/2011 – 12/31/2012

National Science Foundation (USA) Leverage and Systemic Risk (Principal Investigator), $450,000, 10/01/2010 – 09/0/2013

National Science Foundation (USA), Modeling the Dynamics of Technological Evolution (Principal Investigator) $391,020, 01/01/2008 – 12/31/2011



2016 – present, consultant to European Central Bank

2016 – present, Innovate Finance Policy Advisory Board

2015 – present, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Scientific Investments

2013, UK Treasury Study “Future of Computer Trading,” led by Sir John Beddington; 2015, Blackett Review, Fintech Futures, Government Office of Science, led by Sir Mark Wolport.



Forest Guardians, Board of Directors, 1998–2007 (Board President, 2003–2007).  Monte del Sol High School, Mentor on Global Sustainability, 2004–2005; Eli Farmer Fund, New Mexico Community Foundation



Currently at Oxford:, Marco Pangallo, Mathematics (2018); Charles Savoie, Mathematics (2017); Alissa Kleinnijenhuis, Mathematics (2017); Penny Mealy, Geography (2017).  Completed: Christoph Aymanns, Mathematics, Oxford (2015), James McNerney, Physics, Boston University (2012); Yonathan Schwarzkopf, Physics, CalTech (2010); Todd Kaplan, Computer Science, University of New Mexico (2008); Neda Zamani, Computer Science, University of Sydney (2008); Adlar Kim, Computer Science, MIT (2008); Ilya Zovko, Economics, University of Amsterdam (2008); Austin Gerig, Physics, University of Illinois (2007); Laszlo Gillemot, Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2007); Dmitri Cherkashin, Mathematics, University of Chicago (2007); Szabolcs Mike, Physics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (2007); Paolo Patelli, Economics, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa (2005; one of three advisors); Richard Bagley, Chemistry, U. C. San Diego (1992); John Sidorowich, Physics, U. C. Santa Cruz (1991); David Umberger, Physics, University of Arkansas (1989)



Thomas Bass, The Eudaemonic Pie, Houghton Mifflin, 1985

James Gleick, Chaos: Making a New Science, Penguin, 1987.

Mitchell Waldrup, Complexity: The Emerging Science at the Edge of Order and Chaos, Simon & Schuster, 1992. 

Thomas Bass, The Predictors:  How a Band of Maverick Physicists Used Chaos Theory to Trade Their Way to a Fortune on Wall Street, Penguin, 2001

James Owen Weatherall, The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the UnpredictableHoughton Mifflin, 2013

Adam Kucharski, The Perfect Bet, Basic Books, 2016.




24,700 citations; h-index = 57; 170 publications.  See




  • Lumsdaine, R.L, D.N. Rockmore, N. Foti, G. Leibon, J.D. Farmer, “The Intrafirm Complexity of Systemically Important Financial Institutions”, (2015).
  • Helbing, D., E. Mitleton-Kelly, J-P Bouchaud, F. Caccioli, J.D. Farmer, S. Keen, K. Pistor, D.J. Snower, R. Olsen, A. Ranaldo, N. Haring, E. Fullbrook, “How to Improve the Financial Architecture and its Resilience”, (2014).
  • Farmer, J. Doyne, “Economics Needs to Treat the Economy as a Complex System” (2013).
  • Farmer, J.D., John Geanakoplos, Jaume Masoliver, Miquel Montero and Josep Perello, “Discounting the Distant Future”, submitted to Journal of Public Economics, (2013).
  • Schwarzkopf, Yonathan, and J. Doyne Farmer.  “The Cause of

Universality in Growth Fluctuations”, (2010).

      Supporting Information:

  • Schwarzkopf, Yonathan, and J. Doyne Farmer. “What Drives Mutual Fund Asset Concentration?” (2010).    
  • Farmer, J. D., and J. Geanakoplos.  “Hyperbolic Discounting is Rational: Valuing the Far Future with Uncertain Discount Rates”, (2009).    
  • Farmer, J. D. “Slippage 1996.” Technical Report, Prediction Company, Santa Fe, NM, 1996.



  • Aymanns, Christoph, Fabio Caccioli, J.D. Farmer and Vincent Tan, “Taming the Basel Leverage Cycle”, to appear in Journal of Financial Stability (2016).
  • Farmer, J.D. and F. Lafond, “How Predictable Is Technological Progress?”, Research Policy 45, 647 – 655 (2016).
  • Farmer, J.D.,  Alex Teytelboym, Penny Mealy, and Cameron Hepburn, “A Third Wave in the Economics of Climate Change”,  Environmental Resource Economics 62, 2, 329 – 357 (2015).
  • Zarinelli, Elia, Michele Trecciani, J.D. Farmer and F. Lillo, “Beyond the Square Root:  Evidence for Logarithmic Dependence ofMarket Impact on Size and Participation Rate”, Market Microstructure and Liquidity 1,1 (2015).
  • Farmer, J.D., John Geanakoplos, Jaume Masoliver, Miquel Montero and Josep Perello, “Value of the Future: Discounting in Random Environments”, Physical Review E 91, 052816 (2015).
  • Tóth, Bence, Imon Palit, Fabrizio Lillo, and J. D Farmer.  “Why is Order Flow So Persistent?”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 51, 218-239 (2015).
  • Caccioli, Fabio, J. D. Farmer, Nick Foti, and Dan Rockmore.  “Overlapping Portfolios, Contagion and Financial Stability” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 51, 50-63 (2015). 
  • Klimek, Peter, Sebastian Poledna, J.D. Farmer and S. Thurner, “To Bail-out or Bail-in?  Answers from an Agent-based Model”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 50, 144-154 (2015).
  • Aymanns, Christoph and J. Doyne Farmer, “Dynamics of the Leverage Cycle”, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 50, 155-179 (2015)
  • Hepburn, Cameron, Eric Beinhocker, J.D. Farmer and Alexander Teytelboym, “Resilient and Inclusive Prosperity within Planetary Boundaries”, China and World Economy 22 (5) 76-92 (2014). 
  • Caccioli, Fabio, Munik Shreshtha, Cris Moore and J. D. Farmer, “Stability Analysis of Financial Contagion Due to Overlapping Portfolios, Journal of Banking and Finance 46, 233-245 (2014).
  • Poledna, Sebastian, Stefan Thurner, J. Doyne Farmer, and John Geanakoplos, “Leverage-induced Systemic Risk under Basle II and other Credit Risk Policies”, Journal of Banking & Finance 42 (2014) 199–212.
  • Farmer, J. Doyne, Austin Gerig, Fabrizio Lillo and Henri Waelbroeck, “How Efficiency Shapes Market Impact”, Quantitative Finance, (2013) 13:11, 1743-1758.
  • Farmer, J. Doyne and Spyros Skouras, “An Ecological Perspective On The Future Of Computer Trading”, Quantitative Finance, (2013) 13:3, 325-346,
  • Sole, Ricard V., S. Valverde, M.R. Casals, S.A. Kauffman, J.D. Farmer and N. Eldredge, “The Evolutionary Ecology Of Technological Innovations”, Complexity 18 (4), 15-27 (2013).
  • Nagy B, Farmer JD, Bui QM, Trancik JE (2013) Statistical Basis for Predicting Technological Progress. PLoS ONE 8(2): e52669. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0052669.
  • Farmer, J.D., Hypotheses Non Fingo: Problems With The Scientific Method In Economics, Journal of Economic Methodology 20 (4) 377-385 (2013).
  • Thurner, Stefan, J. Doyne Farmer, and John Geanakoplos. “Leverage Causes Fat Tails And Clustered Volatility.” Quantitative Finance 12 (5) (2012): 695-707.
  • Caccioli, F., J-P Bouchaud and J.D. Farmer,  “Impact-Adjusted Valuation And The Criticality Of Leverage, Risk, 74-77, Dec. (2012).
  • Caccioli, Fabio, A. Catanach Thomas, and J. Doyne Farmer. "Heterogeneity, Correlations And Financial Contagion." Advances in Complex Systems 15(2) 1250058 (2012).
  • Geanakoplos, John, Robert Axtell, J. Farmer, Peter Howitt, Benjamin Conlee, Jonathan Goldstein, Matthew Hendrey, Nathan Palmer, and Chun-Yi Yang. "Getting At Systemic Risk Via An Agent-Based Model Of The Housing Market." American Economic Review 102 (3) 53-58 (2012).
  • Farmer, J. Doyne, Mauro Gallegati, Cars Hommes, Alan Kirman, Paul Ormerod, Silvano Cincotti, Anxo Sanchez, and Dirk Helbing. "A Complex Systems Approach To Constructing Better Models For Managing Financial Markets And The Economy." European Physics Journal 214 (1) 295-324 (2012).
  • Toth, Bence, et al. "How Does The Market React To Your Order Flow?." Quantitative Finance 12.7 (2012): 1015-1024.
  • Zou, Y., J. Heitzig, R,V, Donner, J.F. Donges, J.D. Farmer, R. Meucci, S. Euzzor, N. Marwan, J. Kurths, "Power-laws in recurrence networks from dynamical systems,” Europhysics Letters 98 (4) 48001 (2012).
  • McNerney, James, J. Doyne Farmer, Sid Redner, and Jessika Trancik. “Role of Design Complexity in Technology Improvement. PNAS  108(22) (2011): 9008-9013.
  • McNerney, James, J. Doyne Farmer, and Jessika Trancik. “Historical Costs of Coal-Fired Electricity and Implications for the Future. Energy Policy 39(6) (2011): 3042-3054.
  • Nagy, Béla, J. Doyne Farmer, Jessika E. Trancik, and John Paul Gonzales. “Superexponential Long-Term Trends in Information Technology. J. of Technological Forecasting and Social Change 73 (2011): 1061-1083.
  • Galla, T., and J. D. Farmer.  “Complex Dynamics in Learning Complicated Games”. PNAS 108(22) (2011): 9008-9013.
  • Krakauer, D. C., J. C. Flack, S. Dedeo, D. Farmer, and D. Rockmore. "Intelligent Data Analysis of Intelligent Systems." Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis IX 6065 (2010): 8-17.
  • Bence, Tóth, Fabrizio Lillo, and J. Doyne Farmer.  “Segmentation Algorithm for Non-Stationary Compound Poisson Processes.”  European Physics Journal B 78(2) (2010): 235-243.
  • Schwarzkopf, Yonathan, and J. Doyne Farmer.  “An Empirical Study of the Tails of Mutual Fund Size.” Physical Review E 81(6) (2010): 066113
  • Toth, B., F. Lillo, and J. D. Farmer. "Segmentation Algorithm for Non-Stationary Compound Poisson Processes." European Physical Journal B 78(2) (2010): 235-243.
  • Moro, E., J. Vicente, L. G. Moyano, A. Gerig, J. D. Farmer, G. Vaglica, F. Lillo and R. Mantegna. “Market Impact and Trading Profile of Hidden Orders in Stock Markets.”  Physical Review E 80(6) (2009): 1-8.
  • Farmer, J. Doyne, and John Geanakoplos.  “The Virtues and Vices of Equilibrium and the Future of Financial Economics.”  Complexity 14(3) (2009): 11-38.
  • Cherkashin, Dmitriy, J. Doyne Farmer, and Seth Lloyd.  “The Reality Game.” Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 33(5) (2009): 1091-1105.
  • Tóth, Bence, János Kertész, and J. Doyne Farmer.  “Studies of the Limit Order Book around Large Price Changes.” European Journal of Physics B 71(4) (2009): 499-510.
  • La Spada, G., J. D. Farmer, and F. Lillo.  “The Non-Random Walk of Stock Prices:  The Long-Term Correlation between Signs and Sizes.” European Journal of Physics B  64(3-4), 607-614 (2008).
  • Mike, S., and J. D. Farmer.  “An Empirical Behavioral Model of Liquidity and Volatility.”  Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 32(1) (2008): 200-234.
  • Farmer, J. D., and N. Zamani. “Mechanical vs. Informational Components of Price Impact.” European Physical Journal B 55(2) (2007): 189-200. 
  • Gillemot, Laszlo, J. Doyne Farmer, and Fabrizio Lillo. “There' More to Volatility than Volume.”  Quantitative Finance 6(5) (2007): 371-384.
  • Farmer, J. D., A. Gerig, F. Lillo, and S. Mike.  "Market Efficiency and the Long-Memory of Supply and Demand: Is Price Impact Variable and Permanent or Fixed and Temporary?" Quantitative Finance 6(2) (2006): 107-112.
  • White, D. R., N. Kejzar, C. Tsallis, J. D. Farmer, and S. White. “Generative Model for Feedback Networks.” Physical Review E 73(1) (2006): Art. No. 016119 Part 2. 
  • Farmer, J. D., D. E. Smith, and M. Shubik. “Is Economics the Next Physical Science?”  Physics Today 58(9) (2005): 37-42. 
  • Lillo, F., and J. D. Farmer.  “The Key Role of Liquidity Fluctuations in Determining Large Price Fluctuations.”  Fluctuations and Noise Letters 5(2) (2005): L209-L216.
  • Lillo, F., S. Mike, and J. D. Farmer. “Theory for Long Memory in Supply and Demand.” Physical Review E, 71(6 pt 2) (2005): 287-297.
  • Farmer, J. D., P. Patelli, and I. Zovko. “The Predictive Power of Zero Intelligence in Financial Markets.”  PNAS USA 102(6) (2005): 2254-2259.
  • Farmer, J. D., L. Gillemot, F. Lillo, S. Mike, and A. Sen. “What Really Causes Large Price Changes?” Quantitative Finance 4(4) (2004): 383-397.
  • Lillo, F., and J. D. Farmer. “The Long Memory of the Efficient Market.” Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics & Econometrics 8(3) (2004): 1226.    
  • Farmer, J. D., and F. Lillo. “On the Origin of Power-Law Tails in Price Fluctuations.” Quantitative Finance 4(1) (2004): C7-C11.
  • Iori, G., M. G. Daniels, J. D. Farmer, L. Gillemot, S. Krishnamurthy, and E. Smith. “An Analysis of Price Impact Function in Order-Driven Markets.” Physica A 324(1-2) (2003): 146-151.
  • Smith, E., J. D. Farmer, L. Gillemot, and S. Krishnamurthy.  “Statistical Theory of the Continuous Double Auction.” Quantitative Finance 3(6) (2003): 481-514.
  • Lillo, F., J. D. Farmer, and R. N. Mantegna.  “Master Curve for Price-Impact Function.”  Nature 421(6919) (2003): 129-130.
  • Daniels, M. G., J. D. Farmer, L. Gillemot, G. Iori, and D. E. Smith. “Quantitative Model of Price Diffusion and Market Friction Based on Trading as a Mechanistic Random Process.” Physical Review Letters 90(10) (2003): 108102-108104.
  • Farmer, J. D. "Looking Forward to the Future." Quantitative Finance 3(3) (2003): C30.
  • Zovko, I., and J. D. Farmer.  “The Power of Patience: A Behavioral Regularity in Limit Order Placement.” Quantitative Finance 2(5) (2002): 387-392.
  • Sato, Y., E. Akiyama, and J. D. Farmer. “Chaos in Learning a Simple Two-Person Game.” PNAS USA 99(7) (2002): 4748-4751.
  • Farmer, J. D., and S. Joshi. “The Price Dynamics of Common Trading Strategies.” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 49(2) (2002): 149-171.
  • Farmer, J. D.  “Market Force, Ecology, and Evolution.” Industrial and Corporate Change 11(5) (2002): 895-953. 
  • Newman, M., M. Girvan, and J. D. Farmer. “Optimal Design, Robustness, and Risk Aversion.” Physical Review Letters 89(2) (2002): 028301. 
  • Farmer, J. D. “Physicists Attempt to Scale the Ivory Towers of Finance.” Computational Science and Engineering (IEEE) 1(6) (1999): 26-39. 
  • Farmer, J. D., and A. W. Lo. “Frontiers of Finance: Evolution and Efficient Markets.”  PNAS USA 96(18) (1999): 9991-9992. 
  • Theiler, J., B. Galdrikian, A. Longtin, S. Eubank, and J. D. Farmer. “Detecting Nonlinear Structure in Time Series.” Physica D 58 (1992): 77-94. 
  • Gibson, J., J. D. Farmer, M. Casdagli, and S. Eubank. “An Analytic Approach to Practical State Space Reconstruction.”  Physica D 57(1-2) (1992): 1-30. 
  • Dressler, U., and J. D. Farmer. “Lyapunov Exponents for Higher Order Derivatives.” Physica D 59 (1992): 365-377. 
  • Deissler, R. J., and J. D. Farmer. “Deterministic Noise Amplifiers.” Physica D 55(1-2) (1992): 155-165. 
  • Casdagli, M., S. Eubank, J. D. Farmer, and J. Gibson. “State Space Reconstruction in the Presence of Noise.”  Physica D 51(1-3) (1991): 52-98. 
  • Farmer, J. D., and J. J. Sidorowich. “Optimal Shadowing and Noise Reduction.” Physica D 47(3) (1991): 373-392. 
  • Farmer, J. D.  “A Rosetta Stone For Connectionism.” Physica D 42(1-3)  (1990): 153-187. 
  • Bagley, R. J., J. D. Farmer, S. A. Kauffman, N. H. Packard, A. S. Perelson, and I. M. Stadnyk. “Modeling Adaptive Biological Systems.” Biosystems 23 (1989): 113-138.    
  • Ecke, R. E., J. D. Farmer, and D. K. Umberger, “Scaling of the Arnold Tongues.” Nonlinearity 2(2) (1989): 175-196.     
  • Farmer, J. D., and J. J. Sidorowich. “Predicting Chaotic Time Series.” Physical Review Letters 59(8) (1987): 845-848. 
  • Farmer, J. D., S. Kauffman, N. Packard, and A. Perelson.  “Adaptive Dynamic Networks as Models for the Immune System and Autocatalytic Sets.” Perspectives in Biological Dynamics and Theoretical Medicine Ann. NY Acad. Sci. 504 (1987): 118-131.
  • Keeler, J. D., and J. D. Farmer.  “Robust Space-Time Intermittency and 1/f Noise.” Physica D 23(1-3) (1986): 413-435.
  • Crutchfield, J. P., J. D. Farmer, N. H. Packard, and R. S. Shaw. “Chaos.” Scientific American 255(6) (1986): 46-57. 
  • Bagley, R. J., J. D. Farmer, and G. Mayer-Kress. “Mode Locking, the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction, and One-Dimensional Mappings.” Physics Letters A 114(8) (1986): 419-423. 
  • Farmer, J. D., S. Kauffman, and N. H. Packard. “Autocatalytic Replication of Polymers.”  Physica D 22(1-3) (1986): 50-67. 
  • Farmer, J. D., N. H. Packard, and A. Perelson. “The Immune System, Adaptation, and Machine Learning.” Physica D 22(1-3) (1986): 187-204. 
  • Farmer, J. D., I. I. Satija, and D. K. Umberger. “A Universal Strange Attractor Underlying the Quasiperiodic Transition to Chaos.” Physics Letters A 114(7) (1986): 341-345. 
  • Umberger, D. K., and J. D. Farmer. “Fat Fractals on the Energy Surface.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 55(7) (1985): 661-664. 
  • Farmer, J. D.  “Sensitive Dependence on Parameters in Nonlinear Dynamics.” Physical Review Letters 55(4) (1985): 351-355. 
  • Farmer, J. D., and I. I. Satija. “Renormalization of the Quasiperiodic Transition to Chaos for Arbitrary Winding Numbers.” Physical Review A 31(5) (1985): 3520-3522.
  • Campbell, D., J. Crutchfield, J. D. Farmer, and E. Jen. “Experimental Mathematics: The Role of Computation in Nonlinear Studies.” Comm. ACM 28(4) (1985): 374-384. 
  • Burks, C., and J. D. Farmer. “Towards Modeling DNA Sequences as Automata.” Physica D 10(1-2) (1984): 157-167. 
  • Brandstater, A., J. Swift, H. L. Swinney, A. Wolf, J. D. Farmer, E. Jen, and J. P. Crutchfield. “Low-Dimensional Chaos in a Hydrodynamic System.” Physical Review Letters 51(16) (1983): 1442-1445. 
  • Farmer, J. D., E. Ott, and J. A. Yorke. “The Dimension of Chaotic Attractors.” Physica D 7(1-3) (1983): 153-180. 
  • Crutchfield, J., J. D. Farmer, and B. Huberman. “Fluctuations and Chaotic Dynamics.”  Physics Reports 92(2) (1982): 47-82. 
  • Farmer, J. D.  “Information Dimension and the Probabilistic Structure of Chaos.” Z. Naturforsch 37(11) (1982): 1304-1325. 
  • Farmer, J. D., J. Hart, and P. Weidman. “A Phase Space Analysis of Baroclinic Flow.” Physics Letters A 91(1) (1982): 22-24. 
  • Farmer, J. D.  “Chaotic Attractors of an Infinite-Dimensional Dynamical System.” Physica D 4(3) (1982): 366-393. 
  • Froehling, H., J. P. Crutchfield, J. D. Farmer, N. H. Packard, and R. Shaw. “On Determining the Dimension of Chaotic Flows.” Physica D 3(3) (1981): 605-617. 
  • Farmer, J. D.  “Spectral Broadening of Period-Doubling Bifurcation Sequences.” Physical Review Letters 47(3) (1980): 179-182. 
  • Farmer, J. D., J. Crutchfield, H. Froehling, N. Packard, and R. Shaw. “Power Spectra and Mixing Properties of Strange Attractors.” Ann NY Acad. Sci. 375 (1980): 453-472. 
  • Packard, N. H., J. P. Crutchfield, J. D. Farmer, and R. S. Shaw. “Geometry from a Time Series.” Physical Review Letters 45(9) (1980): 712-716.
  • Crutchfield, J., J. D. Farmer, N. Packard, R. Shaw, G. Jones, and R. Donnelly. “Power Spectral Analysis of a Dynamical System.” Physics Letters A 76(1) (1980): 1-4.



  • Bailey, Aimee Gotway, Quan Minh Bui, J. Doyne Farmer, Robert M. Margolis, and Ramamoorthy Ramesh. "Forecasting technological innovation." In ARCS Workshops (ARCS), 2012, pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2012.
  • La Spada, G., J. D. Farmer, and F. Lillo.  “Tick size and price diffusion” in Econophysics of Order-Driven Markets, Springer-Milan 173-187 (2011)
  • Bais, F. Alexander, and J. Doyne Farmer.  “The Physics of Information.”  In Philosophy of Information, 609-684.  Eds. Pieter Adriaans, Johan Van Benthem. Elsevier, 2008. 
  • Bouchaud, Jean-Philippe, J. Doyne Farmer, and Fabrizio Lillo.  “How Markets Slowly Digest Changes in Supply and Demand.”  In Handbook of Financial Markets:  Dynamics and Evolution, 57-156.  Eds. Thorsten Hens and Klaus Schenk-Hoppe.  Elsevier:  Academic Press, 2008.
  • Farmer, J. Doyne and Jessika Trancik.  “Dynamics of Technological Development in the Energy Sector. In London Accord Final Publication. Eds. J-P Onstwedder and M Mainelli. (2007).
  • Zovko, Ilija I., and J. Doyne Farmer.  “Correlations and Clustering in the Trading of Members of the London Stock Exchange.” In Complexity, Metastability and Nonextensivity:  An International Conference. Eds. S. Abe, T. Mie, H. Herrmann, P. Quarati, A. Rapissarda,  and C. Tsallis.  AIP Conference Proceedings.  Springer, 2007.
  • Farmer, J. D., L. Gillemot, G. Iori, S. Krishnamurthy, D. E. Smith, and M. G. Daniels.  “A Random Order Placement Model of Price Formation in the Continuous Double Auction.”  In The Economy as an Evolving Complex System, III,” eds. L. Blume and S. Durlauf, 133-173.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.
  • Farmer, J. D.  “Toward Agent-Based Models for Investment.”  In Developments in Quantitative Investment Models. AIMR Conference Proceedings, ed. R. Max Darnell.  Boston, MA: AIMR, 2001.
  • Bagley, R. J., J. D. Farmer, and W. Fontana.  “Evolution of a Metabolism.”  In Artificial Life II, eds. C. Langton, C. Taylor, J. D.Farmer, and S. Rasmussen, 141-158.  Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity.  Redwood City, CA: Addison Wesley, 1991.
  • Bagley, R. J., and J. D. Farmer. “Spontaneous Emergence of a Metabolism.”  In Artificial Life II, eds. C. Langton, C. Taylor, J. D. Farmer, and S. Rasmussen, proc. 93-140.  Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity. Redwood City, CA: Addison Wesley, 1991. 
  • Langton, C. G., C. Taylor, J. D. Farmer, and S. Rasmussen, ed. Artificial Life II, Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Longman, 1991.
  • Casdagli, M., D. DesJardins, S. Eubank, J. D. Farmer, J. Gibson, N. Hunter, and J. Theiler.  “Nonlinear Modeling of Chaotic Time Series: Theory and Applications.” In Applied Chaos, ed. J. H. Kim and J. Stringer, 335-359.  Proceedings from the International Workshop on Applications of Chaos, December 4-7, 1990, San Francisco, CA.  Wiley & Sons, 1991.
  • Casdagli, M., S. Eubank, J. D. Farmer, and J. Gibson.  “State Space Reconstruction in the in Presence of Noise.”  In Information Dynamics, eds. H. Atmanspacher and H. Scheingraber, NATO ASI Series B 256 (1991): 61-96. 
  • Farmer, J. D., and A. d’A. Belin.  “Artificial Life: The Coming Evolution.”  In Artificial Life II, eds. C. Langton, C. Taylor, J. D. Farmer, and S. Rasmussen, 815-840. Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity. Redwood City,  CA: Addison-Wesley, 1991. 
  • Eubank, S., M. Casdagli, J. D. Farmer, and J. Gibson.  “State Space Forecasting and Noise Reduction.”  In Proceedings of the 29th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 641. 1990. 
  • Eubank, S., and J. D. Farmer.  “An Introduction to Chaos and Prediction.”  In 1989 Lectures in the Sciences of Complexity, ed. E. Jen.  Santa Fe Institute Studies in the Sciences of Complexity, Lect. Vol. II.  Redwood City, CA:  Addison-Wesley, 1990. 
  • Farmer, J. D., and J. J. Sidorowich. “Exploiting Chaos to Predict the Future and Reduce Noise.”  In Evolution, Learning and Cognition, ed. Y. C. Lee, 277-330.  Singapore: World Scientific, 1988. 
  • Farmer, J. D., and J. J. Sidorowich.  “Predicting Chaotic Dynamics.”  In Dynamic Patterns in Complex Systems, eds. J. A. S. Kelso, A. J. Mandrell, and M. F. Shlesinger. Singapore: World Scientific, 1988.
  • Farmer, J. D. “Scaling Fat Fractals.”  In Dimensions and Entropies in Chaotic Systems, ed. G. Mayer-Kress.  Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1986. 
  • Farmer, J. D., and N. Packard.  “Evolution, Games and Learning: Models for Adaptation in Machines and Nature—Proceedings of the 5th Annual International Conference.” Physica D 22(1-3) (1986): R7-R12. 
  • Farmer, J. D., A. S. Lapedes, N. Packard, and B. Wendroff, eds. Evolution, Games, and Learning: Models for Adaption in Machines and Nature. Amsterdam: North Holland Physics Publishing, 1986. 
  • Farmer, J. D. “Sensitive Dependence on Parameters, Fat Fractals, and Universal Strange Attractors.”  In Fluctuations and Sensitivity in Non-Equilibrium Systems, eds. W. Hostemke and D. Kondipudi, 172-180.  New York: Springer-Verlag, 1984.
  • Farmer, J. D., T. Toffoli, and S. Wolfram, eds. Cellular Automata, Proceedings of an Interdisciplinary Workshop, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, USA, March 7-11, 1983. Amsterdam: North Holland Physics Publishing, 1984. 
  • Farmer, J. D., J. L. Hudson, and O. E. Rossler. “Noodle-Map Chaos: A Simple Example.” In Stochastic Phenomena and Chaotic Behavior in Complex Systems, 30-37.  New York: Springer-Verlag, 1983. 
  • Campbell, D., J. D. Farmer, and H. Rose.  “Order in Chaos: Review of the CNLS Conference on Chaos in Deterministic Systems.” Los Alamos Science 3 (1982): 66. 
  • Farmer, J. D.  “Dimension, Fractal Measures, and Chaotic Dynamics.”  In Evolution of Order and Chaos in Physics, Chemistry and Biology, ed. H. Haken, 228-249.  Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1982.



  • Battiston, S., J.D. Farmer, Andreas Flache, Diego Garlaschelli, Andy Haldane, Hans Heesterbeck, Cars Hommes, Carlo Jaeger, Robert May, Marten Scheffer, “Complexity Theory to Support Public Policy and Financial Regulation:  Economic PolicyNeeds Network Analysis and Behavioral Modeling”, to appear in Science (2016).
  • Axtell, R. and J.D. Farmer, “Old Economic Models Couldn’t Predict the Recession:  Time for New Ones, Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 10, 2015.
  • Farmer, J. D. “The Unsmooth Trajectory of Benoit Mandelbrot” Quantitative Finance 11(2) Sp. Iss (2011): 157-158.
  • Farmer, J.D., and A. Makhijani. “A US Nuclear Future: Not Wanted, Not Needed.”  Nature 467 (2010): 391-393.
  • Farmer, J.D. Opinion: Obama Focusing on Wrong Energy Policy.  Albuquerque Journal February 21, 2010. 
  • Farmer, J.D. and D. Foley, “The Economy Needs Agent-based Modeling”, Nature 460 (2009): 685-686.
  • Farmer, J. D.  Review of Physicists on Wall Street and Other Essays on Science and Society.  Jeremy Bernstein.  Springer, 2008.  The Two Cultures of Wall Street. Nature 456 (2008): 173-174.
  • Farmer, J. D.  Comment on “Large StockPrice Changes:  Volume or Liquidity?” by P. Weber and B. Rosenow.
  • Farmer, J. D., M. Shubik, and E. Smith.  “On the Merits of Mathematical Models” – Farmer, Shubik, and Smith reply.  Physics Today 59(6) (2006): 11-11.
  • Farmer, J. D. “Cool is Not Enough: There’s More to Life than the Second Law of Thermodynamics.” Review of Into the Cool:  Energy Flow, Thermodynamics, and Life, by Eric D. Schneider and Dorion Sagan.  Nature 436 (2005): 627-628. 
  • Farmer, J. D. “Avoiding Getting Lost in the Wilderness of Bounded Rationality:  The Path from Zero Intelligence to No Arbitrage.”  Quant. Fin. 3(4) (2003): C64-C65. 
  • Farmer, J. D. “Looking Forward to the Future.” Quant. Fin. 3(3) (2003): C30-C30. 
  • Farmer, J. D., and S. Kauffman.  “Biological Modeling – What’s Evolving in Artificial Life.” Nature 331(6155) (1988): 390-391. 
  • Kauffman, S. A., J. D. Farmer, and N. H. Packard.  “Autocatalytic Sets of Proteins.” Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere 16(3-4) (1986): 446-447.
  • Farmer, J. D. “The Deterministic Random-Walk.” Bull. Amer. Phys. Soc. 26(3) (1981): 242-242.



Farmer, J. D.  “The Evolution of Adventure in Literature and Life.” 

Presented on November 11, 2005, at a conference organized by Margaret Cohen titled “Adventure,” at Stanford’s Center for the Study of the Novel.


FILMS (16mm)    

  • Crutchfield, J., J. D. Farmer, H. Froehling, N. Packard, and R. Shaw.  “A Friendly Introduction to Strange Attractors.” 10min. 
  • Farmer, J. D., J. Crutchfield, N. Packard, and R. Shaw. “Mixing Properties of Chaotic Attractors.” 10min. 



“The Sounds of Chaos.” Color, 30-min. 



“The Eudaemonic Pie.” With Paul Golding (Warner Bros.).