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Royal Economic Society Annual Public Lecture 2021: Why digital is so disruptive

The Royal Economic Society is pleased to announce that the RES Annual Public Lecture will be held online on Thursday 6 May between 1pm – 2.30pm. Bookings are now open.

Established in 2001, our Annual Public Lecture provides an opportunity for school students to watch internationally-renowned economists present their research. Principally aimed at sixth form students, the APL has become an established part of the senior school calendar. This year’s event will be online and co-hosted by the University of Reading and the University of York.

This year’s lecture will be chaired by RES President Dame Carol Propper and delivered by Prof. Diane Coyle CBE, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Why digital is so disruptive: The Internet can be traced back to 1969, the World Wide Web to 1990, and iPhone to 2007 – yet it is only in the past few years that “digital disruption” has become a big theme in business. In this lecture, Diane Coyle, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, and an expert on the digital economy, will explore why digital technology is rewiring the economy – especially now so much activity has been driven online – what economists are learning about its consequences, and how economic policies need to change.

Partners: Royal Economic Society and University of York

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6 May 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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