Lectures and Events

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

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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

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

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.

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