My name is Eric Scheffel. I'm an economist specialising in macroeconomics (in particular monetary macroeconomics), economic policy, and macroeconometric analysis. Part of my research also involves applying numerical methods to economic problems, using matrix algebra environments, such as Matlab and Gauss or traditional programming languages suitable for scientific problem-solving such as Fortran and C++.
I make heavy use of the Python programming language as well as the Scipy/Numpy numerical libraries for Python. I also support and use open-source software and employ either Slackware or Debian/Linux as my main productivity environment. Im am the creator and maintainer of the Python Macroeconomics Laboratory (PyMacLab), a Python library suitable for solving multivariate non-linear rational expectations models easily.
Previously, I worked at the Virtual Microdata Laboratory at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) , where I have both supported and also undertaken economic and statistical analyses using Micro Data. Working in the VML has equipped me with invaluable experience in aspects of data security and confidentiality as well as using the latest meta-data standards, such as SDMX and DDI. Currently, I work as Assistant Professor in Economics at the Nottingham Ningbo University in China.
I hold a PhD in Economics from the economics section of Cardiff Business School (at Cardiff University in the UK) and an MSc in Economics from the University of Warwick in the UK. In my spare time I run, read philosophy, investigate the latest web technologies and employ web applications for web designs to impress.