Mark Kirstein

Twitter @nonergodicmark


I am a PhD candidate in economics at TU Dresden and in March 2019 submitted my thesis on The Ergodicity Problem in Economics — The Advent of Ergodicity Economics. I hold a diploma from Leipzig University in business & information systems. In 2011 I spent a semester abroad at ETH Zurich as guest of the Chair of Systems Design and attended mainly econophysics lectures and research seminars. I am joining LML to further develop the Ergodicity Economics Project through collaborations with Alex Adamou, Ole Peters, Yonatan Berman and others. A follow-up project from my PhD thesis deals with the study of repeated gambles with uncertain parameters.

My main research interest is on non-ergodicity and its consequences for economics and finance. Further interests encompass proper handling of random variables & stochastic processes, complexity science, history & philosophy of economic thought, physics and mathematics and I am fascinated by the range of Benoît B. Mandelbrot’s work.

Positions Held

  • 2019 – present – Fellow, London Mathematical Laboratory
  • 2018 – 2018 – Fellow of the Graduate Academy at TU Dresden
  • 2012 – 2018 – Research Assistant, Economics Department, Chair of Managerial Economics, TU Dresden
  • 2012 – 2018 – Founding Coordinator of the Complexity Economics Working Group of the INET‘s Young Scholars Initiative
  • 2005 – 2012 – Diploma, Faculty of Economics and Management Science, Leipzig University