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Why is digital so disruptive?

Posted on 29 April 2021

The Royal Economics Society Annual Public Lecture provides an opportunity for students to watch internationally-renowned economists present their research.

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

Thursday 6 May 2021

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.  

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