Public Lecture: The Diffusion of Social and Technological Innovations
Date: Monday 7 March 2016
Speaker: Professor H. Peyton Young
Chair: Professor Martin Anthony
Professor Peyton Young is Centennial Professor of Mathematics at the London School of Economics. He is also a Professorial Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.
In this lecture, Peyon considered how new ideas, technologies, and ways of doing things are the key to economic growth and development. Yet it often takes many years after the introduction of an innovation before it comes into widespread use. Delays result from many issues; we examined these in the context of several well-documented cases. The event was chaired by Professor Martin Anthony (@MartinHGAnthony), Professor of Mathematics and Head of Department of Mathematics at LSE.
A video of the lecture can be viewed on our YouTube channel here, with accompanying slides available here.