The Paul Ormerod speech is on widely held economic theories and how they affect public policy. The speaker is particularly interested in networks, complex systems and the 'rule of thumb.' He authored several best-selling books, including 'The Death of Economics,' 'Butterfly Economics' and 'Why Most Things Fail.' 'Positive Linking: How Networks and Incentives Can Revolutionize the World' is right in line with the subject matter of the Paul Ormerod speech.
The economist is currently a fellow of the British Academy for the Social Sciences. In the 2007/2008 academic year, he was a distinguished fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Durham. He was also awarded an honorary doctorate of science from the University of Durham.
As a speaker, he regularly presents internationally at different business and academic events and conferences.