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Public Lectures

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

Upcoming public lectures

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.

May 2019

 

2019 Economica-Coase Lecture 

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Event title to be confirmed in due course.

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

For more information, please see here.

June 2019


2019 Economica-Phillips Lecture

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Event title to be confirmed in due course. 

October 2019, 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.

October 2019

 

Recent public lectures

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

October 2018

 

 

 

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