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Vela  Velupillai

Professor Vela Velupillai

[email protected]

Room 217, Economics Department, J. E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, NUI Galway

+ 353 (0) 91 493635

Research interests: Computable economics, macroeconomic theory, history of economic thought, particularly 20th Century macroeconomics and mathematical economics and mathematical philosophy.

Vela Velupillai is the John E. Cairnes Professor of Economics. He is, concurrently, a Professore di Chiara Fama in the department of economics at the University of Trento in Italy and a Senior Guest Professor at the Madras School of Economics in Chennai, India. He obtained his B.E, M.Soc.Sc., and Ph.D degrees from the Universities of Kyoto, Lund and Cambridge, respectively. He has taught at several leading Universities in the US, Mexico, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy, the UK and India. Professor Velupillai has published in several leading economic journals and is the author or editor of six books. He is currently completing a monograph on 'One Hundred Years of Macroeconomic', the story of 20th century macroeconomics ­ from Wicksell to Lucas. He is also working on a book titled 'Lectures on Algorithmic Economics'. He has just completed editing a book of essays in honour of Jean-Paul Fitoussi, to be published by Routledge and has also completed the work of editing a Special Issue of Metroeconomica on the theme of 'Computability, Constructivity and Complexity in Economic Theory'. His recent research interests and writings have been on developing macroeconomics in the direction of making it intrinsically computable ­ i.e, to develop a field called Computable Macroeconomics, in analogy with, and complementary to, Recursive and Experimental Economics. In addition, he has been devoting some time to investigate the computable and constructive underpinnings of mathematical economics, in particular general equilibrium theory. He directs a research project on Computable Macroeconomics in the department of economics and the Computable and Experimental Economics Laboratory, at the University of Trento, in Italy. On the other hand his real passions are cricket and Tamil poetry. He is immensely proud of his collection of First Edition Wisdens.

Publications, presentations etc.:

Journal articles:

Velupillai, V., Review of S.N. Afriat,"The Market: Equilibrium, Stability, Mythology" Zeitschrift fur Natinalokonomie, 2003

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