The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, the Department of Economics, the Lazaridis Institute and the Lazaridis Executive Master's in Technology Management present, Peter Howitt, Lyn Crost Professor of Social Sciences, Brown University and Honorary Degree Recipient, Wilfrid Laurier University, Spring Convocation 2016.
Peter Howitt is one of the most prominent economists in the world and one of the most eminent Canadian social scientists. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and past president of the Canadian Economic Association.
Peter Howitt is a co-founder of the modern innovation-based theory of economic growth, which focuses on creative destruction: the process of industrial change in which technological and scientific innovation replaces old know-how with new. An indication of the importance of his work is that, in 2014, Thompson-Reuters selected him as the leading candidate for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.
Come and see Peter Howitt present, Innovation and Growth through Creative Destruction on Wednesday, June 15th 2016 from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Rm 142 at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.
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