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Can the wisdom of crowds overcome the experts?

Dr Pete Lunn of the ESRI spoke to Ivan Yates about the research behind the 'wisdom of crowds.'

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18.31 21 Jul 2020


Can the wisdom of crowds overcome the experts?


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18.31 21 Jul 2020


We’ve heard of the phrase ‘the wisdom of crowds’ before but is there something to it? Could the assessment of individual experts actually be no better at predicting certain things than “people power”?

Well there’s only one person who could help Ivan assess this and that is Dr Pete Lunn, behavioural economist at the ESRI, who joined Ivan to discuss the wisdom of crowds and theories stretching all the way back to Ancient Greece.

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Behaviour Brexit Covid-19 Crowds ESRI Pete Lunn Science

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