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David Lane

David Lane was Professor 1976-1992) and Chairman of the Department of Theoretical Statistics (1989-1992) at the University of Minnesota. In 1992, he became Professor of Statistics in the Department of Political Economy at the University of Modena, of which he was Chairman (1998-2001). From 2001, he is member of the Faculty of Communications and Economics of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, where he currently serves (since 2003) as professor of economics. In addition, Lane was a member of the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute from 1989 until 2009; he continues to serve on the Institute’s Science Board and Editorial Board. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the journals Complexity and Journal of Evolutionary Economics. Lane's research has resulted in numerous articles in international journals on stochastic process theory, the foundations of statistics, epidemiology, causality assessment of adverse drug reactions, economy theory, economic sociology, and the theory of innovation. From 2002-2006, Lane directed a European Commission project on the Information Society as a Complex System, in which participated scientists from Imperial College, the Sorbonne, and the Santa Fe Institute as well as the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. The project led to the book "Complexity Perspectives on Innovation and Social Change," edited by Lane, Denise Pumain, Sander van der Leeuw and Geoffrey West, (Springer, 2009). He is currently director of two European Commission projects: Innovation, Sustainability and ICT; and Emergence by Design. Both projects have partners from academia, technology companies and the world of social innovation. Among other awards, Lane received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986. He has also been elected a Fellow in the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the International Statistical Society and the American Statistical Society.



Papers by David Lane: Date
An agent-based model of exaptive processes 21 Aug 2012
From population to organization thinking 06 Aug 2012
Complexity and Innovation Dynamics 06 Aug 2012
Hierarchy, Complexity, Society 06 Aug 2012
Ontological uncertainty and innovation 06 Aug 2012


Articles by David Lane: Date
Towards an agenda for social innovation 05 Feb 2014
Innovation and sustainability 06 Aug 2012


David Lane's presentations Date
The Happy Project: An Ideological Narrative 20 May 2014
INSITE and Social Innovation 20 May 2014
Discussion group 1: Generating Powerful Stories 03 Nov 2012
INSITE midterm review – Introduction 21 Oct 2012
Introduction to “Envisioning a socially sustainable future: Models, Narratives, Art” workshop 21 Oct 2012
Innovation and sustainability 04 Oct 2012