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October 30, 2020
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Paul Ormerod

We are delighted to announce that Paul Ormerod will be speaking at this year’s THINK.

Paul is an economist, author and entrepreneur. He is currently a director of two start ups, Periander Ltd, a company which uses machine learning and predictive analytics, and of Cowry Consulting, a behavioural finance operation. He is a partner of Volterra Partners LLP, and a Visiting Professor in the Centre of Research on Decision Making at University College London (UCL).

He has published 4 best-selling books, “Death of Economics” (1994), “Butterfly Economics” (1998), “Why Most Things Fail” (2005) and “Positive Linking: How networks can revolutionise the world” (2012).

Paul was a founder of the Henley Centre for Forecasting, which the management team sold to Martin Sorrel’s WPP Group in the 1990s, following a spell as Head of Economic Assessment at the Economist newspaper group.

He read economics at Cambridge and took the MPhil in economics at Oxford. In 2006 e was elected a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, and in 2009 was awarded a DSc honoris causa by the University of Durham for the ‘distinction of your contribution to economics’. Paul has retained close academic links and publishes in journals such as Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society and Evolution and Human Behavior, as well as economics journals.


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