2002/2003 Lectures and Events

June 2003

Special Lecture by Professor Paul Krugman for Economics Alumni

Date: Thursday, 26 June 2003
Time: 6pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Main Building
A reception will follow in the Atrium.

Paul_KrugmanOn behalf of the Economics Department, Professor Richard Jackman|, Convenor, and Dr Linda Y. Yueh|, MSc Tutor, request the pleasure of your company at a special lecture by Professor Paul Krugman for economics alumni. This event will mark another occasion this year that we have brought BSc and MSc alumni back to the School. We are committed to establishing a vibrant community of economics alumni and hope to begin to develop a network in the city, the UK, Europe and all over the world. The support of alumni has contributed to the continuing excellence of the department as the foremost research faculty in Europe. We hope that many of you will be able to join us once again, contribute your ideas about developing a network, and learn more about the funding priorities and aims of the department. We look forward to seeing many of you at this occasion.

This event is ticketed. Please kindly reply by June 19 to Ms. Emma Taverner.
E-mail: e.taverner@lse.ac.uk; Telephone: + 44 (0)20 7955 7418; Fax: +44 (0)20 7831 1840.


Centre for Economic Performance Public Lecture: "Education and the Economy"

Date: Monday 30 June 2003
Time: 6pm
Speaker: Professor Alan Krueger
Venue: CEP

photograph of Alan KruegerProfessor Krueger is probably the world's leading expert on the economics of education. He will survey some of the key issues, including human capital and growth, human capital accounts, vouchers, and computerized education.

For further information regarding events from the CEP, please refer to the centre's pages|. Please visit the LSE Public Events| pages for more information about the lecture.


May 2003

Centre for Economic Performance Public Lecture: "Deflation: Causes, Prevention and Cure"

Date: Monday 19 May 2003
Time: 6pm
Speaker: Professor Willem Buiter
Venue: CEP

photograph of Wilem BuiterAfter an absence of almost half a century, the spectre of deflation is once again haunting the corridors of central banks and finance ministries in the industrial world. Deflation can be prevented and, if it has taken hold, can be overcome, using conventional instruments of monetary and fiscal policy. Unconventional monetary and fiscal measures are also available.

For further information regarding events from the CEP, please refer to the centre's pages|. Please visit the LSE Public Events| pages for more information on the lecture.


April 2003

Department of Economics Public Lecture: "Current Monetary Policy Issues"

Date: Wednesday 30 April 2003
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Steve Nickell, School Professor of Economics, LSE, and Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

photograph of Steve NickellThis lecture is only open to MSc Economics Alumni and a limited number of tickets will also be made available to current students on graduate courses in the Department of Economics.

For further information please e-mail Emma Taverner at e.taverner@lse.ac.uk|.

Further information on the LSE Public Events| pages.


Centre for Economic Performance Public Lecture: "The Truth about Markets - Limits"

Date: Wednesday 30 April 2003
Time: 6pm
Speaker: Professor John Kay
Venue: CEP

This is one of 3 lectures to celebrate the publication of "The Truth About Markets - their Genius, Limits and Follies" by Professor John Kay.

Download| the poster for the lecture. For further information regarding events from the CEP, please refer to the centre's pages.| Please visit the LSE Public Events| pages for more information about the lecture.


Centre for Economic Performance Public Lecture: "Should Britain join the Euro?"

Date: Monday 28 April 2003
Time: 6pm
Speakers: Roger Bootle, Richard Layard, Patrick Minford, and Adair Turner
Venue: CEP

A public debate between two advocates of British entry (Layard and Turner) and two opponents (Minford and Bootle) and will include plenty of time for questions from the floor.

For further information regarding events from the CEP, please refer to the centre's pages| or visit the LSE Public Events| pages.


March 2003

Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures

photograph of Richard LayardThe 2003 Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures will be presented by Professor Richard Layard|, Co-director, Centre for Economic Performance|.

The lectures will take place on 3rd, 4th & 5th March and are entitled 'Happiness: has social science a clue?'

Monday 3 March: What is happiness and are we getting happier?
Tuesday 4 March: What causes happiness? Rethinking Public Economics
Wednesday 5 March: How can we make a happier society?

Each lecture will take place at 6.00pm in the Old Theatre. These lectures are free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.


February 2003

LSE/CEP Queen's Prize Lectures

A series of lectures is to be given throughout 2003 on "Challenges for Europe" to celebrate the award of the Queen's Prize for Higher Education to LSE for CEP's work on unemployment and inequality.

photograph of Aidir TurnerAdair Turner, Vice-Chairman, Merrill Lynch Holdings Ltd and Visiting Professor, LSE will present the first lecture, entitled 'What's wrong with Europe's Economy?' on February 5th at 6.00pm in the Old Theatre.

'What's wrong with Europe's Economy?'
Many people believe Europe is an economic laggard versus the US, and that wide-ranging "structural reform" is essential to stimulate growth. But this analysis misleads us. It fails to distinguish social choice from economic efficiency, or to focus on the few specific areas where difficult structural reform is needed - in labour markets and pension systems. And it underplays the importance of macro factors, such as the objectives of the European Central Bank. A better understanding of the problem is required for better definition of policy priorities.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. Further information can be found at the LSE Public Events| pages.

The second lecture to be given by Professor Peter Kenen, Princeton University, is entitled 'Reassessing the Euro: expectations and achievements' and will take place on February 18th at 6.00pm in the New Theatre.

'Reassessing the Euro: expectations and achievements'
Four issues were debated during the run-up to EMU: Do the EU countries constitute an optimum currency area? Should monetary union be accompanied by a federal fiscal union? Will monetary union promote trade and financial integration? Will the euro challenge the dollar as the main international currency. We will revisit these issues in the light of actual experience and more recent research.


LSE Public Lecture: "John Nash, A Beautiful Mind and Game Theory"

Date: 4th February 2003
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Old Theatre 
Speaker: Professor Ariel Rubinstein, Professor of Economics at Tel Aviv University and Princeton University
Chair: Professor Richard Jackman|

The lecture will include critical comments on the meaning of Game Theory as well as personal reflections on Game Theory, the story of John Nash, and the movie A Beautiful Mind.

In preparation for the lecture, it would be important that you spend a few minutes responding to some "problems" presented at this website|gametheory.tau.ac.il/lse/| (from January 2003). Your answers will remain confidential and only statistics on the results will be presented in the lecture.

This event is free and open to all. No ticket is required. For more information contact Conferences and Events on 020 7955 6043, email events@lse.ac.uk, or visit the LSE Public Events| pages. 


January 2003

BSc Economics Centenary Lecture

The academic year 2002/3 sees the 100th intake of students onto the BSc in Economics. The event will be marked with a special lecture by Charles Bean, Chief Economist at the Bank of England and an LSE professor. Professor Bean will talk about 'Economists and the Real World'.

shopThere will be a reception after the lecture, with a display of material illustrating aspects of the School, the degree, its students and alumni over the past century.

Date: 29th January 2003
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Old Theatre
Speaker: Professor Charles Bean
Chair: Professor Anthony Giddens

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This event is free and open to all but a ticket is required. For details on how to obtain your ticket please contact Conferences and Events on 020 7955 6043, email events@lse.ac.uk , or visit the Conferences and Events| website.

A copy of the lecture is available, in pdf format, from the Bank of England|'s website.


 

November 2002

FMG Public Lecture by Professor Axel Boersch Supan

On 25th November 2002, Professor Axel Boersch Supan will present "Aging and International Capital Markets" at the second Financial Markets Group Public Lecture. This lecture is run in conjunction with the FMG/UBS Pensions Research Programme.

For more details please download| the invitation.

The lecture is open to all and will start at 5.30pm in the Hong Kong Theatre.

Please visit the Financial Markets Group|'s pages to register for up to date conference and seminar listings including news on latest FMG publications.


STICERD Public Lecture by Mervyn King

Date: 19 November 2002
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Mervyn King
Title: "The Inflation Target Ten Years On"
Chair: Professor Timothy Besley

photograph of Mervyn KingTen years ago the then Governor of the Bank of England delivered the inaugural LSE - Bank of England Lecture which argued the case for price stability. On Tuesday 19th November 2002, Mervyn King will give a STICERD Public Lecture entitled 'The Inflation Target Ten Years On' which will examine whether ten years of inflation targeting have delivered the promised benefits, and will discuss the challenges that lie ahead.

Further information and tickets (available from 28th October) can be obtained from the Conferences and Events Office|.


October 2002

LSE/CEP Public Lecture:
"Economic Development under Globalisation"

Photograph of Jeffrey SachsDate: Tuesday 15 October 2002
Time: 1.00pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University

Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, will be giving a public lecture on Economic Development under Globalisation. The event is open to all and will take place at the Hong Kong Theatre from 1pm. Professor Richard Jackman will chair.  


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