Cars Hommes holds a PhD in Economics in 1991 from the University of Groningen and is professor of Economic Dynamics at the University of Amsterdam, Director of the Center for Nonlinear Dynamics in Economics and Finance (CeNDEF) at the University of Amsterdam, Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and Senior Research Director at the Bank of Canada. He held visiting positions at University of Wisconsin, Stanford University and New York University. Cars Hommes research focusses on complex economic systems and behavioral and experimental macro-finance. He has been Editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control (2002-2012) and currently is member of five editorial boards of international journals. He is the winner of the Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship 2014 in the Netherlands for his interdisciplinary research and the ECB Duisenberg Research Fellowship 2017/2018. Currently he is the Senior Research Director of the Financial Markets Department of the Bank of Canada to develop behavioral macro-finance models for policy analysis.