Mar 6 2021
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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Growth and Innovation

Mar 6, 2021   06:30am ET   Virtual Event

On March 6, 2021 ICLE and the Oxford Union will welcome a distinguished group of scholars to discuss what economists have to learn from the study of science, business and demography, to better understand competition, trade, growth and the long-term development of our economy.


11:30 AM – 12:00 PM (GMT) / 6:30 AM – 7 AM (ET)

Charles Goodhart & Manoj Pradhan: Demography and economic growth

Charles Goodhart, of Goodhart’s Law fame, and Manoj Pradhan discuss the relationship between demographics and growth, and argue that an aging global population could mean higher inflation and interest rates sooner than many imagine.

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2:00 PM – 2:30 PM (GMT) / 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM (ET)

Catherine Tucker: Privacy and innovation — is there a trade-off?

MIT’s Catherine Tucker discusses the costs and benefits of privacy regulation with ICLE’s Sam Bowman, and considers whether we face a trade-off between privacy and innovation online and in the fight against Covid.

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4:40 PM – 5:40 PM (GMT) / 11:40 AM – 12:40 PM (ET)

Don Rosenberg: Don Rosenberg in conversation with Geoffrey Manne

Qualcomm’s General Counsel Don Rosenberg, formerly of Apple and IBM, discusses the political and economic challenges facing a global tech company in 2021, dealing with China while working in one of the most strategically vital industries in the world.

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6:40 PM – 7:20 PM (GMT) / 1:40 PM – 2:20 PM (ET)

David Teece: Dynamic capabilities: businesses in an uncertain world

David Teece explains the dynamic capabilities framework, a way of understanding business strategy and behavior in an uncertain world.

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8:20 PM – 9:20 PM (GMT) / 3:20 PM – 4:20 PM (ET)

Vernon Smith and Shruti Rajagopalan: What we still have to learn from Adam Smith

Nobel Prize laureate economist Vernon Smith discusses the enduring insights of Adam Smith with the Mercatus Center’s Shruti Rajagopalan.

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10:20 PM – 11:20 PM (GMT) / 5:20 PM – 6:20 PM (ET)

Robert Atkinson, Samantha Hoffman, Jennifer Huddleston: American and Chinese approaches to tech policy in the 2020s

Our panel, including the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s President Robert Atkinson, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s Samantha Hoffman, and the American Action Forum’s Jennifer Huddleston, discusses the role of tech policy in the U.S. and China in the geopolitics of the 2020s.

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Virtual event co-hosted by

ICLE and the Oxford Union

Rob Atkinson ​| President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation

Sam Bowman | Director of Competition Policy, International Center for Law & Economics

Charles Goodhart​ | Emeritus Professor of Banking and Finance, London School of Economics

Samantha Hoffman  | Senior Analyst, Australian Strategic Policy Institute 

Jennifer Huddleston  | Director of Technology and Innovation Policy, American Action Forum

Geoffrey A. Manne ​| President and Founder, International Center for Law & Economics

Manoj Pradhan​ | ​Founder, Talking Heads Macroeconomics 

Shruti Rajagopalan | Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center 

Don Rosenberg​ | Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Qualcomm, Inc. 

Vernon Smith​ | Nobel Prize Laureate and George L. Argyros Endowed Chair in Finance and Economics, Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, Chapman University 

David Teece ​| Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business 

Catherine Tucker​ | ​Distinguished Professor of Management Science, MIT Sloan