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Paul Ormerod

Paul Ormerod

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Paul Ormerod is an economist and writer, with interests in complex systems and networks across the social sciences.

Paul studied economics at Cambridge and Oxford, and started his career as a macro-economic modeller and forecaster at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He and a small group of colleagues built up the Henley Centre for Forecasting during the 1980s, which was later sold to WPP Group PLC. He is currently a director of Volterra Consulting.

His books on economics include 'The Death of Economics', 'Butterfly Economics' and 'Why Most Things Fail', a Business Week US Business Book of the Year. Paul has also published in a wide range of academic journals.

In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Science, and in 2009 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Science by the University of Durham for his contributions to economics. He is a visiting scholar on the Extreme Events in Human Society programme at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis in Austria, and will be a Visiting Professor of Anthropology at the University of Durham.



The network effect - 13 Aug 2012

Author(s) : Paul Ormerod