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Monday 20th February 2017- Paul Ormerod
Mon, February 20, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM GMT
Paul is a partner of Volterra Partners and a Visiting Professor in the Centre for Decision Making at University College London (UCL). He has written 4 bestselling books, Death of Economics, Butterfly Economics, Why Most Things Fail and Positive Linking. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences in 2006, and has been awarded an honorary DSc by Durham University for ‘the distinction of your contribution to economics’. After reading economics at Cambridge and taking the MPhil in economics at Oxford, Paul started his career as a macroeconomic forecaster at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR). He was a founder of the Henley Centre for Forecasting in the 1980s, which the founders sold to Martin Sorrel’s WPP Group in the 1990s.
Paul has a number of academic publications querying the inherent feasibility of accurate short-term macroeconomic forecasting, including a paper in Physica A, the world’s leading statistical physics journal, on “Random matrix theory and the failures of macroeconomic forecasting”.
Monday 20th February
Royal Overseas League, Overseas House, Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR
6.30 pm - Drinks and Networking
7.00 pm - Lecture start
7.30 pm - Q&A
8.00 pm - Finish
More details TBA.