David Orrell (left) speaking with
at the Art Center Global Dialogues, Barcelona, 2008
David John Orrell (born 1962 in Edmonton) is a Canadian writer and mathematician. He received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford. His work in the prediction of complex systems such as the weather, genetics and the economy has been featured in New Scientist, London’s Financial Times, Adbusters, BBC Radio, and CBC TV. He now conducts research [ and writes in the areas of ] citation needed systems biology and economics, and runs a mathematical consultancy Systems Forecasting. He is the son of theatre historian and English professor John Orrell.
His books have been translated into ten languages.
was a national bestseller and finalist for the 2007 Canadian Science Writers' Award. Apollo's Arrow: The Science of Prediction and the Future of Everything Economyths: Ten Ways Economics Gets It Wrong was a finalist for the 2011 National Business Book Award.
Orrell, David (2012). Truth or Beauty: Science and the Quest for Order. Yale University Press. ISBN 978-0300186611.
Sedlacek, Tomas; Orrell, David; Chlupaty, Roman (2012). Soumrak Homo Economicus. 65th Square. ISBN 978-80-87506-07-3.
Orrell, David; Van Loon, Borin (2011). Introducing Economics: A Graphic Guide. Icon. ISBN 978-1848312159.
Orrell, David (2010). Economyths: Ten Ways Economics Gets It Wrong. Icon. ISBN 978-1848311480.
Orrell, David (2008). The Other Side of the Coin: The Emerging Vision of Economics and Our Place in The World. Key Porter. ISBN 978-1552639818.
Orrell, David (2008). Gaia. Lulu.com. ISBN 978-1409255178.
Orrell, David (2007). Apollo's Arrow: The Science of Prediction and the Future of Everything. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0002007405. Published in the U.S. as The Future of Everything: The Science of Prediction.
See also [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
 David Orrell's homepage
 Systems Forecasting
 Video of talk on prediction given at TEDx Park Kultury, Moscow in 2012
 Extract from Economyths in Adbusters magazine, viewable in English, Portuguese, and Spanish
 ABC News - Good Morning America (excerpts from Apollo's Arrow)
 National Post's review of Apollo's Arrow
 Sunday Times review of Truth or Beauty