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Fraser Institute | How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom

Are you interested in economics, political science or public policy? Join us for our Explore Public Policy webinar series to supplement your post-secondary education and dive into the subjects that matter most to you!

Over the course of the semester, we are hosting several public policy webinars that each highlight a unique public policy issue followed by an open Q&A sessions.

These webinars are a great way to engage and connect with Canada’s #1 think tank as well as other policy experts and students who can share experience, and answer your questions.


Innovation is the main cause of the great enrichment of the world in recent centuries and the doubling of average human lifespan. Yet it's a phenomenon that nobody fully understands. Why does it happen when and where it does? In this talk Viscount Ridley will argue that we need to see innovation as an emergent, serendipitous, evolutionary and collaborative process resulting from the free exchange of goods and services, rather than a consequence of deliberate planning.

This webinar will include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute question and answer period where attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to the presenter.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time (PST)

Event Type: Webinar

Location: Online

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