Professor & Distinguished Research Fellow,
Institute for Strategy, Resilience & Security, University College London
Steve Keen is an Australian economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, and rejects mainstream neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. Hyman Minsky’s financial instability hypothesis forms the main basis of his major contribution to economics which mainly concentrates on mathematical modelling and simulation of financial instability. He invented the monetary systems modelling program Minsky (https://sourceforge.net/projects/minsky/).
Keen was formerly an professor of economics at University of Western Sydney, until the closure of the economics program at the university. In autumn 2014, he became a professor and Head of the School of Economics, History and Politics at Kingston University in London. His work on developing a realistic approach to economics is supported by patrons at https://www.patreon.com/ProfSteveKeen