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Public Lectures

Find out about the public lectures and other events of the Department.

Upcoming public lectures

2019 Economica-Phillips Lecture

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Rescheduled to Wednesday 11 March 2020, 6:00-8:00pm

Old Theatre, Old Building

Professor Carmen M. Reinhart is the Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School and a former Senior Policy Advisor and Deputy Director at the International Monetary Fund.

Event rescheduled from May 2019. Exact date: TBC.

Francesco Caselli (Chair) is Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics at LSE.

Info: Event is free and open to all with no ticket or registration required. Further information about this event will be available soon.

For more information, please see here

March 2020


2020 Economica-Coase Lecture 

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Thursday 7 May 2020 

Old Theatre, Old Building

Further information will be available here soon.


May 2020

Recent public lectures

Narrative Economics

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Friday 6 September 2019, 6:30-8:00pm 

Old Theatre, Old Building

Hosted by the Centre for Macroeconomics 

The Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times bestselling author Robert Shiller will talk on his new book which argues that looking at viral stories’ impact on the economy - an approach he coined as “narrative economics” - gives forecasters better tools for predicting a recession.

Robert J. Shiller is Sterling Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics, Yale University, and Professor of Finance and Fellow at the International Center for Finance, Yale School of Management.

Ricardo Reis (Chair) is the A W Phillips Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEShiller

Find out more

A podcast of this event is available to download from Narrative Economics.

The recording of the Facebook Live of this event is available to watch at Narrative Economics.

September 2019 

Jobs, Gender and Poverty - IZA/DFID G²LM | LIC launch workshop

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Wednesday 19 June 2019, 1:15-6:00pm

Hong Kong Theatre, CLM

Hosted by STICERD

Professor Oriana Bandiera, Director of STICERD, will direct a new DFID IZA initiative on Gender, Jobs and Poverty. It has a budget of more than £10 million over 5 years to fund innovative research proposals on the link between jobs and poverty, and gender-specific barriers.

On Wednesday 19 June 2019 the initiative will be launched with an inaugural workshop held at LSE, with presentations by several leading scholars and a panel discussion. Fint out more and how to attend here.

June 2019

Policy Panel: Lost Generations? Trade, Technology and the Future of Work

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Monday 10 June 2019, 6:30-8:00pm

Old Theatre, Old Building

Hosted by the Department and CEP 

With innovation slowing down, are workers going to be stuck in precarious low-wage work? The LSE Department of Economics and CEP host a policy panel, who will propose their solutions to this and other issues facing the future of work.

Panellists:

  • Swati Dhingra is Associate Professor of Economics at LSE and the Centre for Economic Performance.

  • Dorothee Rouzet is a senior economist at the OECD.

  • Peter Schott is Juan Trippe Professor of International Economics, Yale School of Management.

  • John Van Reenen is Ronald Coase Chair in Economics and School Professor, LSE.

Andres Velasco (Chair) is Dean of the LSE School of Public Policy.

Info: Event is free and open to all with no ticket or registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 

Twitter Hashtag: #LSEWork

More information: CEP and LSE Events.

June 2019

2019 Economica-Coase Lecture

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An Unexpected Convergence: informality, the gig-economy, and digital platforms

Tuesday 4 June 2019, 6:30-8:00pm

Old Theatre, Old Building

Professor Pinelopi Goldberg is the Elihu Professor of Economics at Yale University. She is currently on public service leave from Yale while acting as the Chief Economist of the World Bank Group.

Oriana Bandiera (Chair) is Professor of Economics and Sir Anthony Atkinson Chair in Economics at LSE, and Director of STICERD.

Info: Event is free and open to all with no ticket or registration required. Further information about this event will be available soon.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECoase

For more information, please see here and LSE Events.

Podcast available here. Lecture slides can be accessed here.

June 2019

BP Professor Lecture: John Van Reenen

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Where will future jobs and growth come from?

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 18:30, Old Theatre, Old Building 

Hosted by the Department

Professor John Van Reenen will discuss the impact of new technologies like AI and robotics on jobs, wages and skills, and will assess how this impact will depend on the choices we make now as citizens, managers and voters.

John Van Reenen is Gordon Y. Billiard Professor of Management and Economics at MIT, and BP Professor of Economics at LSE.

Steve Pischke (Chair) is Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at LSE.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEFutureJobs

Further information from LSE Events.

Podcast available here.

May 2019

Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2019

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Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures 2019

Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 March 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building

Hosted by the Centre for Economic Performance

Lionel Robbins was one of the outstanding men of his time; economist, public servant and supporter of the arts. The lectures, which were established in his name, take place each year and are a major event in the life of the School, featuring eminent economists from around the world.

This year Raghuram Rajan, the Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at Chicago Booth will deliver the Lionel Robbins Lectures:  

Liquidity and Leverage

A bank's issuance of short-term demandable or overnight claims in order to finance illiquid loans leads to panics. Since the dawn of banking in Assyria and Sumeria, long before we had central banks, deposit insurance, or a tax advantage to debt, banks have had this structure, and critics have been troubled by it, as they are today. Professor Rajan will argue that this structure of banks - financing illiquid loans with short term or demandable debt - is not just a bug in the system, it is also a feature.

Monday 11 March 2019: Lecture 1 - Why banks?

Tuesday 12 March 2019: Lecture 2 - The two faces of liquidity

These events are free to attend and places are offered on a first-come-first-served basis on the night. 

For more information, see here

March 2019

Celebrating Excellence at LSE Economics

 

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Celebrating Excellence at LSE Economics

Monday 4 March 2019, 6:30pm, Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building 

We will be celebrating the extraordinary achievements of our students and wider LSE Economics community, with academic staff, students and alumni.

Please note, this event is by invitation only. 

March 2019

Netflix for Agriculture? Digital Technology for Development

 

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Netflix for Agriculture? Digital Technology for Development

Thursday 14 February 2019, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Old Theatre, Old Building 

Hosted by the Department and STICERD

This event is a Kapuscinski Lecture (@kapulectures). Kapuscinski Development Lectures is a series organised by the European Commission, UNDP and partner universities.  The series is funded by the European Commission. 

The rapid spread of mobile phones in developing countries, coupled with recent advances in our ability to analyze big data through tools such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, has generated considerable excitement about the potential of ICT for development. How does the reality of ICT use for development stack up to this excitement? And, which institutional arrangements best promote the use of ICT for development? Michael Kremer begins to answer these questions by examining the case of mobile-phone enabled agricultural extension for smallholder farmers.

Michael Kremer is Gates Professor of Developing Societies, Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and a Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Kremer’s recent research examines education, health, water, and agriculture in developing countries.  He has been named as one of Scientific American’s 50 researchers of the year, and has won awards for his work on health economics, agricultural economics, and on Latin America. 

Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is Sir Anthony Atkinson Professor of Economics and Director of STICERD, LSE.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #KAPTalks

Info: This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. Further information from LSE Events

Recordings: Audio recording on LSE Media page, Video recording on YouTube

February 2019

The Fed and Lehman Brothers: setting the record straight on a financial disaster, by Laurence Ball

 

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The Fed and Lehman Brothers: setting the record straight on a financial disaster, by Laurence Ball 

Monday 1 October 2018, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Hosted by the Department and Centre for Macroeconomics 

 

Why didn't the Federal Reserve rescue Lehman Brothers? This lecture will debunk the explanation given by Fed officials–lack of legal authority–and explore the real reasons for the decision to let Lehman fail. 

Laurence Ball is Professor of Economics and Department Chair at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a consultant for the International Monetary Fund.

Ricardo Reis, who will be chairing the event, is A W Phillips Professor of Economics and a consultant to central banks around the world.

Twitter hashtag for this event: #LSEBall

Info: This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required - further information from LSE Events

Recording: Video recording on YouTube

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