Eric Beinhocker
Professor of Public Policy Practice, The Institute for New Economic Thinking

Eric Beinhocker is professor of public policy practice at the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford, and the executive director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He is also a supernumerary fellow in economics at Oriel College, Oxford, and an external professor at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico. He is the author of The Origin of Wealth (2006).

Written by Eric Beinhocker

An aerial view shows a typically busy Wuhan, in China’s central Hubei province, deserted amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak that originated in the city. 27 January 2020. Photo by Hector Retamel/AFP/Getty

Essay/
Technology and the self
Collaborators in creation

Our world is a system, in which physical and social technologies co-evolve. How can we shape a process we don’t control?

Doyne Farmer, Fotini Markopoulou, Eric Beinhocker & Steen Rasmussen