LSE’s most recent Nobel Laureate, Professor Christopher Pissarides, spoke in July as part of the LSE Distinguished Speakers Series. His lecture on the Eurozone crisis focused on the impact on Southern European economies such as Italy and Greece.
Kenneth Lai, Chair of the LSE Alumni Chapter in Hong Kong and LSE Enterprise’s Senior Adviser in the region, describes the evening.
‘We had over 80 guests at the Club Lusitano. Most were LSE alumni, but MIT alumni also took a table and there were alumni from Oxford, Columbia, Chicago, Harvard and Stanford too, as well as various alumni leaders and Hong Kong Government officials. Mr Paul Lynch, the British Deputy Consul General and himself an LSE alumnus, introduced Professor Pissarides. Another LSE graduate, the economist Dr Kui Wai Li, led the subsequent Q&A session, after which I gave the vote of thanks. The event was enjoyed by the many guests and was a great success before the start of the summer break.’
Left to right: Event organiser Michael Lok, Dr Rachel Ngai, LSE Reader in Economics, Nobel Prize winner Professor Christopher Pissarides and Kenneth Lai, LSE Enterprise's Senior Adviser in Hong Kong and China
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