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Information, Networks and Economic Growth - Cesar Hidalgo

Geoff Riley

10th June 2015

It was a delight to hear Cesar Hidalgo speak at the Oxford Martin School yesterday as he launches his new book Why Information Grows. Below are some notes that I took at the meeting and also a separate (and better set of notes) from one of my students who was clearly listening intently. I feel that the work of Hidalgo and Hausmann is so important in understanding the dynamic of economic growth in knowledge economies and in revelling in the cross-disciplinary opportunities between Physics and Economics.

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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