2001/2002 Lectures and Events

September 2001

The LSE Centre for Economic Performance presents: "The Labour Market Consequences of Technical and Structural Change"

Date: Thursday 20 September and Friday 21 September 2001
Venue: CEP Conference Room (R405 Lionel Robbins Building)
Time: 20 September 11.00am - 7.00pm and 21 September 9.00am - 3.10pm
Speakers: Professor Steve Nickell (LSE) and others

photograph of Steve NickellThe event is free. Pre-registration is required. For details about registration contact Hannah Duckworth on h.l.duckworth@lse.ac.uk| or telephone 0207 955 7285.

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

 


October 2001

STICERD and CASE Seminars

Ethnic Minorities and the Experience of Poverty
Date: Wednesday 24 October 2001
Time: 12.45pm - 2.00pm
Venue: STICERD Conference Room (R505) Lionel Robbins Building
Speaker: Lucinda Platt
Further information at the LSE Public Events| pages.

A Theory of Exclusion: Poverty, discrimination and cultural paradigms
Date: Wednesday 24 October 2001
Time: 4.30pm
Venue: STICERD Conference Room (R505) Lionel Robbins Building
Speaker: Sally Witcher, University of Edinburgh
Further information at the LSE Public Events| pages.


February 2002

Centre for Economic Performance:
"Economic Prospects for Central Asia"

Date: Thursday 28 February 2002
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Jean Lemierre
Chair: Professor Lord Layard

The EBRD has vigorously supported the countries of Central Asia and has become one of the most important investors in the region. With the military conflict at their borders, these countries now face the most serious economic challenges since they gained independence a decade ago. Jean Lemierre will review their economic prospects and the challenges they are facing.

Jean Lemierre is president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Before joining the EBRD he was chairman of the European Economic and Financial Committee, director of France's Treasury, and head of the Internal Revenue Service.

Further information from the LSE Public Events| pages.


June 2002

Centre for Economic Performance:
"America's new fiscal mess"

Date: Monday 24 June 2002
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE
Speaker: Professor Paul Krugman, Princeton University
Chair: Professor Richard Layard, Director of CEP

Paul_KrugmanAmerica's new fiscal mess: Professor Krugman argues that the U.S. fiscal position has deteriorated with remarkable speed. On the surface, it looks bad; on closer examination, it looks worse.

Paul Krugman is Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton University, and also a regular columnist for the New York Times. His most recent book is "Fuzzy Math: The Essential Guide to the Bush Tax Plan".

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


July 2002

The Sir Richard Stone Lecture Series presented by Professor Danny Quah

Danny QuahIn July 2002, Professor Danny Quah| of the Economics Department presented the 2002 Sir Richard Stone Lecture Series. Held at both the Bank of England and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the lectures were on the topic 'growth and distribution'.

The Sir Richard Stone Lecture Series is a joint initiative between NIESR and Cambridge University Press where the annual lectures are presented by the world's leading academic economists. Sir Richard Stone (1913-1991) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1984 for his work on the development of systems of national accounts and had much of his research published by both NIESR and the Department of Applied Economics at Cambridge University.

Professor Quah's presentations described the dynamics of economic growth and income distribution as the most important forces consistently affecting the welfare of humanity. The lectures calibrated how economic growth is good for the poor and how inequality matters much less than does economic growth. Following the lectures a book is to be published by Cambridge University Press.

Additional information about the lecture series is available from the NIESR| pages.


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