Lectures and Events

March 2017

Economica-Coase Lecture 2017: "Breaking the Glass Ceiling"

Date: Thursday 23 March 2017 
Time:  6:30-8:00 pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Marianne Bertrand

photograph of Marianne BertrandMarianne Bertrand (pictured left) is an applied micro-economist whose research covers the fields of labor economics, corporate finance, and development
economics. Her research in these areas has been published widely, including numerous research articles in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Journal of Political Economy, the American Economic Review, and the Journal of Finance.

Oriana Bandiera (@orianabandiera) is a Professor of Economics and the Director of the Suntory and Toyota Centre for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) at the London School of Economics. 

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECoase

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

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

Date: Monday 20 March 2017 
Time:  6:20-8:00 pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Andrew G Haldane

photograph of Andrew Haldane

Productivity growth has weakened across a number of economies over recent years, particularly in the UK. Does this reflect a slowing of innovation? What role can public policy play in supporting productivity growth?

Andrew G Haldane is the Chief Economist at the Bank of England. He is also Executive Director for Monetary Analysis, Research and Statistics, and a member of the MPC. Andrew has responsibility for research and statistics across the Bank.

Andrew has an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University, is Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, a member of the Economic Council of the Royal Economic Society, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Member of the Research and Policy Committee at Nesta. Andrew is Chairman and co-founder of Pro Bono Economics, a charity that matches volunteer economists with charitable projects.

Andrew has written extensively on domestic and international monetary and financial policy issues and has published over 150 articles and four books. In 2014, TIME magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEHaldane

For further information about the lecture visit the LSE Events page.

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February 2017

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Event: "Politics after Brexit and Trump: Rick Pildes in Conversation with Mervyn King"

Date: Wednesday 08 February 2017
Time:  5:00-6:15pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers Professor Richard H Pildes
Chair: Professor the Lord Mervyn King

Richard H PildesA year of unpredictable political upheavals in the industrialised world promises an interesting period ahead.  What are the lessons from Brexit and the Trump election for our democracy?

Richard H. Pildes (pictured left) is the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at the New York University Law School.  He is one of the nation's leading scholars of constitutional law and a specialist in legal issues affecting democracy.  

Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, and is currently School Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Lord King was made a life peer in 2013, and appointed by the Queen a Knight of the Garter in 2014.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEpolitics 

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

For further information please visit the LSE Events page.

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

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Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture: "The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers"

Date: Wednesday 08 February 2017
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Ann Pettifor

Ann Pettifor (copyright: Drew McLellan CC BY-NC 2.0)Political economist Ann Pettifor (pictured left, copyright: Drew McLellan CC BY-NC 2.0) demystifies history’s most misunderstood invention: the money system. Arguing that democracies can reclaim control over money production, Pettifor sets out the possibility of linking the money in our pockets (or on our smartphones) to the change we want to see in the world around us.

Ann Pettifor (@AnnPettifor) is a political economist with a focus on finance and sovereign debt. She is the Director of PRIME (Policy Research in Macroeconomics), an honorary research fellow at City University, a fellow of the New Economics Foundation, and has an honorary doctorate from Newcastle University. She is the author of The Real World Economic Outlook and The Coming First World Debt Crisis, and co-authored The Green New Deal and The Economic Consequences of Mr Osborne.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEmoney

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

This event will be webcast live on the LSE website on LSE LIVE.

For further information please the LSE Events page.

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

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LSE Alumni Association Economics Event: "Have Central Banks Run Out of Ammunition? In Conversation with Martin Wolf"

Date: Wednesday 01 February 2017
Time: Please arrive for 7pm, In conversation 7:15-8:15pm, Reception 8:15-9:30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Atrium of Old Building
Speakers: Martin Wolf, Michael Martins

photograph of Martin WolfThe LSE Economics Alumni Group is pleased to welcome Martin Wolf (pictured left), Chief Economics Commentator at the Financial Times, to discuss unconventional monetary policy in an unprecedented world.  

With growth low, optimism dimmed, and protectionism and populism both on the rise, what can central banks do to bolster growth and help to divide the pie of globalisation's benefits? Is the talk of economic and financial resilience and unconventional monetary policy tools as empty as the slogans about taking back control or making America great again? To answer these questions, and many more, the LSEEAG invites you to Have central banks run out of ammunition? In Conversation with Martin Wolf

The event is open to alumni only. To book your place, please click the Book Tickets button at the top of the event page. You will need to be logged in to book for this event. Tickets cpst £12.

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January 2017

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture: "Policy Issues Affecting the Bank of England: inflation control and social choice"

Date: Monday 16 January 2017
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
Venue: TBC to ticketholders
Speakers: Mark Carney
Discussant: Professor Amartya Sen
Chair: Professor Lord Nick Stern

photograph of Mark Carney (copyright: Bloomberg CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)A lecture by Mark Carney (pictured left, copyright: Bloomberg CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), the Governor of the Bank of England, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, chaired by Professor Lord Nick Stern.

Mark Carney is Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee, Financial Policy Committee and the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority. The Governor joined the Bank on 1 July 2013. After a thirteen-year career with Goldman Sachs in its London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto offices, Mark Carney was appointed Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada in August 2003. In November 2004, he left the Bank of Canada to become Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Finance. He held this position until his appointment as Governor of the Bank of Canada on 1 February 2008. Mark Carney served as Governor of the Bank of Canada and Chairman of its Board of Directors until 1 June 2013. 

Amartya Sen is Thomas W Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. He is the recipient of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics and an LSE Honorary Fellow.

Nicholas Stern is the Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE and is currently the President of the British Academy.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSECarney

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required.

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

The transcript of Mark Carney's speech is available via the Bank of England website. The audio and video recordings are available online via the LSE News and Media pages and via the Department of Economics YouTube channel. Images from the lecture are available via LSE's Flickr account.

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November 2016

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

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016
Time:  6:30-8:00pm
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
Speaker: 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:  6:30-8:00pm
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:  6:30-8:00pm
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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