Complexity and developmentby Owen BarderFebruary 7, 2013May 4, 20154 CommentsHere is the video of my lecture on Complexity and Development, given in Washington DC on February 5th, 2013: 4 thoughts on “Complexity and development” Bill Gunyon February 11, 2013 at 10:25 am The question for me is how to merge the interesting ideas of complexity with the sustdev pillars of social rights and the environment which tend to call for “engineering” solutions. I also wonder whether we should be too hasty about Cameron “getting it” on development http://treadsoftly.net/the-elusive-nexus-of-complexity-and-principles/. Reply Rachel Flynn February 13, 2013 at 12:05 am Thank you so much for this – I listed in from Redwood City, California and found your analysis and insight easy to follow and captivating (and right at the intersection of my own interests and those of my organization, Omidyar Network). Many thanks again. Reply Ben Gilbert February 17, 2013 at 10:54 am In the talk, you say (at around 38.30) that 80% of productivity improvements come from the entry and exit of firms from the marketplace rather than improvements in existing firms. What’s the source for this figure? Thank you. Reply Owen Barder February 27, 2013 at 9:39 am Ben This comes from “Restructuring and Productivity Growth in UK Manufacturing” by Richard Disney, Jonathan Haskel and Ylva Heden. Online here. Sorry for the delay in providing this. Owen Reply Leave a Reply to Rachel Flynn Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.