“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
James Hammitt is Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences at Harvard School of Public Health.
Professor Hammitt's research concerns the development and application of quantitative methods—including benefit-cost, decision, and risk analysis—to health and environmental policy.Last Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 4:42pm