2012 & 2013
I have recently been promoting the paperback launch of my latest book at various events in the Spring in the UK, including a Creative Mornings event in the high tech hub at Shoreditch Roundabout, a TEDx talk at LSE (here), and literary festivals in the Lake District and Bath.
Here are some thoughts on recessions and economic crises, looking at them from a network perspective and emphasising the role of narratives and psychology. I have presented on this topic at the University of Buckingham, to the students at Trinity College Cambridge, and the Accumulation Society, a dining club of economists from the City, the media and academia
Here is a paper on whether quality matters in the success of goods and services in ‘social network’ markets – markets in which people can be influenced directly by the choices made by others. Here is a presentation on the same theme, my keynote address to the COMPLEX 2012 conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Here is a short piece on reforming the economics curriculum, which from 3-13 May is being discussed live on the World Economics Association Economics Curriculum forum
Here is an interview I did with DNA, India’s fastest growing English speaking newspaper. It is an in-depth exploration of some of the key themes of Positive Linking.
Complex systems models have made great scientific advances over the past decade or so. But their impact on policy has been much more limited. At Volterra, we have been involved with policy makers, developing such models for them, since the late 1990s. Here, Bridget Rosewell and I reflect upon complex systems modelling and the real world, in a paper to be presented at the European Conference on Complex Systems in September 2012.