Lectures and Events

November 2016

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture: "The Curse of Cash"

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Kenneth S Rogoff

photograph of Kenneth Rogoff, copyright IMFThe world is drowning in cash—and it’s making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth Rogoff, one of the world’s leading economists, makes a persuasive and fascinating case for an idea that until recently would have seemed outlandish: getting rid of most paper money.  As well as offering a plan for phasing out paper money he addresses the issues the transition will pose, ranging from fears about privacy and price stability to the need to provide subsidized debit cards for the poor.            

The Curse of CashKenneth S. Rogoff, (@krogoff) (pictured left, copyright: International Monetary Fund) the Thomas D Cabot Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Princeton). He appears frequently in the national media and writes a monthly newspaper column that is syndicated in more than fifty countries. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His new book is The Curse of Cash.            

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEcash            

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. 

For further information about the lecture, please visit the LSE Public Events pages.

The audio and video recordings of the lecture are available via the LSE News and Media pages and via the Department of Economics YouTube channel.

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Department of Economics, Centre for Macroeconomics and Department of International Relations Public Lecture: "Investing in Inclusive Growth"

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2016
Time: 5.15-6.15pm
Venue: LSE campus, venue TBC to ticketholders S
peaker:
 Bill Morneau            

photograph of Bill Morneau, copyright IMF, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0Canada’s Minister of Finance, Bill Morneau (pictured, International Monetary Fund CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0), shares his views on the global economy and how Canada is investing to strengthen its middle class and grow the economy over the long term.            

Bill Morneau (@Bill_Morneau) is Canada’s Finance Minister. Previously, he led Morneau Shepell and was Pension Investment Advisor to Ontario’s Finance Minister. Morneau’s community service in Toronto is extensive, having supported the arts, helped street kids, and improved access to health care and education. Internationally, he founded a school for Somali and Sudanese youth in an African refugee camp. He holds a BA from Western University, an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA from INSEAD.           

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECanada 

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested.   

For further details on the lecture and ticketing information, please visit the LSE Public Events page.

The audio recordings of the lecture are available via the LSE News and Media pages.

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September 2016

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture: "The Productivity Puzzle"

Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Andrew G Haldane

EVENT CANCELLED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE
 

photograph of Andrew HaldaneProductivity growth has weakened across a number of economies over recent years, particularly in the UK. Does this reflect a slowing of innovation? Or a slowing in the rate at which this technology is diffused to companies? And, having answered that, what role can public policy play in supporting productivity growth in the period ahead?

Andrew G Haldane is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England and Executive Director, Monetary Analysis and Statistics. He is a member of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. He also has responsibility for research and statistics across the Bank.  In 2014, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Andrew has written extensively on domestic and international monetary and financial policy issues.  He is co-founder of ‘Pro Bono Economics’, a charity which brokers economists into charitable projects.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEHaldane

For further information about the lecture and ticketing please visit the LSE Public Events pages.

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Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture: "The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the Twenty-First Century"

Date: Monday 26 September 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Ryan Avent
Chair: Professor Francesco Caselli

photograph of Ryan AventIn his new book, The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power, and Status in the Twenty-First Century, which he will discuss in this talk, Ryan Avent addresses the difficult questions about the increasing abundance of labour and what this means politically, economically and socially for every one of us. The traditional solutions – improved education, wage subsidies, universal basic income – will no longer work as they once did. In order to navigate our way across today’s rapidly transforming economic landscape, Avent argues that we must radically reassess the very idea of how, and why, we work.

Ryan Avent (@ryanavent) is a Senior Editor and Economics Columnist for The Economist, where he has covered the global economy since 2007. His work has appeared in the Guardian, New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Republic and the Atlantic. He has an economics degree from North Carolina State University, and an
MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics and Political Science.   

Professor Francesco Caselli is Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEwealth

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

For further information please visit the LSE Public Events pages.

The video and audio recordings of the lecture are available via the LSE News and Media pages and via the Department of Economics YouTube channel.

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