Eric Beinhocker is Professor of Public Policy Practice at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Executive Director of the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford (UK). His research uses behavioural and institutional economics, evolutionary theory and the theory of complex systems to analyse financial system stability, innovation and growth, economic inequality and environmental sustainability. He is the author of The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity and the Radical Remaking of Economics (Harvard Business School Press, 2006) and an editor of Complexity Economics: Dialogues of the Applied Complexity Network (Santa Fe Institute Press, 2019, with W. Brian Arthur. and A. Stranger). Professor Beinhocker is a past Senior Fellow of the McKinsey Global Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
David Sloan Wilson is Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences and Anthropology at Binghampton University (USA). His research focuses on group selection and multi-selection processes, the nature of intraspecific variation, the evolution of ecological communities and human evolutionary biology. He is the author of Unto OthersThe Evolution and Psychology of Unselfish Behavior (with Elliott Sober, Harvard University Press, 1999), Darwin’s Cathedral: Evolution, Religion and the Nature of Society (University of Chicago Press, 2002), Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think about Our Lives (Random House, 2007) and Prosocial: Using Evolutionary Science to Build Productive, Equitable, and Collaborative Groups (Harbinger, 2019, with Paul Atkins and Steven Hayes). Professor Wilson is a former Guggenheim Fellow and a co-founder of the Evolution Institute.