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Presentation to the Institute of European Studies

On Wednesday 21 September, Greg gave a presentation to the IES in Brussels on the subject of “Social Complexity, Public Policy and Subsidiarity”. This is Greg’s presentation – link.  The theme running throughout his presentation was a quote by Einstien, who wrote “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when […]

Presentation to the Institute for Government

On Tuesday 20 September, Paul presented his thinking on “Beyond Nudging in the Big Society” to an audience at the Institute for Government. This is his PowerPoint presentation (link) and here is the link to IFG’s website (Paul at IFG). The main thrust of Paul’s presentation was to discuss how, broadly speaking, since the Second World […]

European Commission backs Complexity: Paul on the ‘Grand Challenges of Economics’

The European Commission is in the process of commissioning two ‘flagship’ projects, with potential funding of 1 billion (yes, a billion) Euros each over ten years.  These have to be at the absolute cutting edge of science. There are six short-listed projects, which are being funded this year to write the proposals – itself an […]