Meet the speakers
MIT Media Lab & The Institute for New Economic Thinking Young Scholars Initiative (INET-YSI) Summer Workshop
👋Hi, my name is Laurène. This year thanks to the efforts of Mary Kaltenberg, Besiana Balla, and Danilo Sartorello Spinola. we’ll have a fascinating summer workshop with the MIT Media Lab & The Institute for New Economic Thinking Young Scholars Initiative (INET-YSI).
If you’re joining, I guess you’re already familiar with the work of at least one of the 6 speakers, but maybe not with all of them. That’s why I’m sharing with you their main research interests, what you should read first and which paper you can’t miss.
They’ll be here for us:
- Prof. César Hidalgo (MIT Media Lab)
- Prof. Mercedes Delgado (MIT Sloan School of Management)
- Prof. Adam Jaffe (Brandeis University)
- Prof. Siqi Zheng (MIT School of Urban Planning)
- Dr. Mike Bailey (Facebook)
- Prof. Pierre-Alexandre Balland (Utrecht University, NL)
- Prof. Andrea Morrison (Utrecht University, NL)
💎 If you only have 10min, you should read THIS PAPER — The Principle of Relatedness.
Half of our 5 speakers are co-writing THE paper to synthesize their line of work.
“For decades scholars have been trying to understand how cities, regions, and countries develop. The principle of relatedness does not provide a full answer to this question, but it signals a path. More importantly, the principle of relatedness is a beautiful illustration of the collaborative nature of science. Generalizing this principle to multiple scales, activities, institutional backgrounds, and metrics, has not been the work of a lone scholar, but the result of a diverse academic community involving geographers, economists, urban planners, physicists, and more.”
#dataviz #complexity #development
“Thinking about complexity is important because people have a tendency to jump into micro explanations for macro phenomenon.”
🌠Fast-track: super cool Q&A that covers Amazon HQ2, Hayek and Chilean trade
📖 Compound reading: Why Information Grows (2015)
#clusters #entrepreneurship #services
#US patent #environnement
📖 Compound reading: Innovation and Its Discontents: How Our Broken Patent System is Endangering Innovation and Progress (2007)
#China #real-estate #environnement
🌠Fast-track: Q&A on air quality and urban development in China
👀 China Future City Lab on urbanization & entrepreneurship
📖 Compound reading: Blue Skies over Beijing: Economic Growth and the Environment in China (2016)
#socialnetwork #tech #academy-indstry
🌠Fast-track:Measuring Social Connectedness
📌Wanna use Facebook data for your research? Send a one-page research proposal to email@example.com.
#EU #SmartSpecialization #cities
🌠Fast-track:TEDX “Knowledge and the city:the digital age paradox”
#EU #knowledge #EvolutionaryEcon
Do you have 3 min more ? ⤵️
Beyond technical innovation: a 3 min recap of MIT’s contribution
Hackers, one-day-a-week rule etc.
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