How Innovation Works: A special Policy@McCombs event with Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley joins us for a special Policy@McCombs Event to discuss his book How Innovation Works


Matt Ridley’s books have sold over a million copies, been translated into 31 languages and won several awards. His books include The Red Queen, Genome, The Rational Optimist and The Evolution of Everything. His book on “How Innovation Works” was published in 2020. His new book with Alina Chan “Viral: the search for the origin of Covid-19” will be published in November 2021. 

He joined the House of Lords in February 2013 and has served on the science and technology select committee and the artificial intelligence select committee. 

He was founding chairman of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle. He created the Mind and Matter column in the Wall Street Journal in 2010, and was a columnist for the Times 2013-2018. 

He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and a foreign honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

He lives in Northumberland.

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Monday, November 1, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Robert B. Rowling Hall (RRH), Crum Auditorium
300 W Martin Luther King Blvd, Austin TX, 78712

Event Type

Science & Tech, Entrepreneurship & Innovation


McCombs School of Business

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, General Public


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