2003/2004 Lectures and Events

September 2004

Modern Economics for Senior Executives

LSE Executive Education Open Enrolment Course

Date: Monday 6 - Tuesday 7 September 2004
Time: 9.30am- 5.30pm
Venue: Enterprise LSE, 8th Floor, Tower 1
Speaker: Professor Danny Quah|

This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to assess economic changes in both the long and short term. By integrating this understanding into their decision making, participants will be able to assist their organisation prepare for and respond to economic developments at local, national and international levels.

The course costs £1,800.00 plus VAT. To register please visit the LSE Executive Education| website. A special discount is available to LSE Alumni.

For further information call +44 (0)20 7955 7128 or email exec.ed@lse.ac.uk| or visit the Public Events| pages.


May 2004

Department of Economics Public Lecture:
"Economic Performance and the Idea of Social Capital"

Date: Wednesday 19 May 2004
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Partha Dasgupta
Chair: Professor John Sutton|

Professor Partha Dasgupta has been Frank Ramsey Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, since 1994. He joined the faculty of LSE as a lecturer in 1971 and was Professor of Economics at the School from 1978 to 1984. He was elected an Honorary Fellow of the LSE in 1994.

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

For more information then please contact Ms Jane Bohannon: email j.e.bohannon@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6423.

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


April 2004

Modern Economics for Senior Executives

LSE Executive Education Open Enrolment Course

Date: Monday 26 April & Tuesday 27 April 2004
Time: 9.30am- 5.30pm
Venue: Enterprise LSE, 8th Floor, Tower 1
Speaker: Professor Danny Quah|

This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to assess economic changes in both the long and short term. It will also enable participants to judge forecasts and draw conclusions from outcomes, translating their existing economic understanding into a coherent and detailed model of economic systems.

Participants in this course are senior executives for whom the state of the economy impacts their decisions and strategic planning. To enrol on this course please complete an enrolment form by visiting www.lse-execed.com/reg/form.asp|.

Cost: £1,800 plus VAT (10% discount for LSE alumni)

For further information: email exec.ed@lse.ac.uk| or phone +44 (0)20 7955 7128 or visit the Public Events| pages.


February 2004

Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures:
"Understanding Institutions: Institutional Persistence and Institutional Change"

Date: Wednesday 25 February 2004
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Daron Acemoglu
Chair: Howard Davies

Institutions, the formal and informal rules governing economic and political interactions, are the major determinant of the cross-country differences in economic performance. Understanding the effect of institutions on economic outcomes and why institutions vary across countries must be a first step in any attempt to improve the long-run performance of less-developed nations in the world. These lectures will show that institutions are not purely determined by historical accidents or ideological differences, but are chosen by social groups with political power as a way of affecting current and future allocation of resources.

Daron Acemoglu is professor of economics at MIT. A former LSE student and lecturer, he has received numerous prizes and fellowships and his work has been published in leading scholarly journals. He is editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Growth.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk|, or phone 0207 955 6043.

This lecture is part of a series of three lectures by Professor Acemoglu. The lecture on Monday 23 February is entitled Institutions and the Prosperity of Nations and the lecture on Tuesday 24 February is entitled Towards a Theory of Institutions.

For further information and for the lecture series slides (Powerpoint), please visit the Public Events| pages.


Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures: "Understanding Institutions: Towards a Theory of Institutions"

Date: Tuesday 24 February 2004
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Daron Acemoglu
Chair: Christopher Johnson

Institutions, the formal and informal rules governing economic and political interactions, are the major determinant of the cross-country differences in economic performance. Understanding the effect of institutions on economic outcomes and why institutions vary across countries must be a first step in any attempt to improve the long-run performance of less-developed nations in the world. These lectures will show that institutions are not purely determined by historical accidents or ideological differences, but are chosen by social groups with political power as a way of affecting current and future allocation of resources.

Daron Acemoglu is professor of economics at MIT. A former LSE student and lecturer, he has received numerous prizes and fellowships and his work has been published in leading scholarly journals. He is editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Growth.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk|, or phone 0207 955 6043.

This lecture is part of a series of three lectures by Professor Acemoglu. The lecture on Monday 23 February is entitled Institutions and the Prosperity of Nations and the lecture on Wednesday 25 February is entitled Institutional Persistence and Institutional Change. 

For further information and for the lecture series slides (Powerpoint), please visit the Public Events| pages.


Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures:
"Understanding Institutions: Institutions and the Prosperity of Nations"

Date: Monday 23 February 2004
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Daron Acemoglu
Chair: Professor Lord Layard

Institutions, the formal and informal rules governing economic and political interactions, are the major determinant of the cross-country differences in economic performance. Understanding the effect of institutions on economic outcomes and why institutions vary across countries must be a first step in any attempt to improve the long-run performance of less-developed nations in the world. These lectures will show that institutions are not purely determined by historical accidents or ideological differences, but are chosen by social groups with political power as a way of affecting current and future allocation of resources.

Daron Acemoglu is professor of economics at MIT. A former LSE student and lecturer, he has received numerous prizes and fellowships and his work has been published in leading scholarly journals. He is editor of the Review of Economics and Statistics and associate editor of the Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Economic Growth.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, email events@lse.ac.uk|, or phone 0207 955 6043.

This lecture is part of a series of three lectures by Professor Acemoglu. The lecture on Tuesday 24 February is entitled Towards a Theory of Institutions and the lecture on Wednesday 25 February is entitled Institutional Persistence and Institutional Change. 

For further information and for the lecture series slides (Powerpoint), please visit the Public Events| pages.


November 2003

Centre for Economic Performance Queen's Prize Lecture: "Demographics, Economics and Social Choice"

Date: Thursday 6 November 2003
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Adair Turner

photograph of Aidir TurnerIncreased longevity and low birth rates imply rising old age dependency ratios unless one of three responses occurs: rising retirement age, recovery of birth rates, or immigration. All pose their own problems.

Adair Turner is vice-chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, a director of United Business plc, chair of the Low Pay Commission and chair of the Independent Pension Committee. He is a visiting professor at LSE.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information, email j.m.cantlay@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 7285. 

For further information and for the lecture's transcript (PDF) and slides (Powerpoint), please visit the Public Events| pages.


September 2003

Modern Economics for Senior Executives

LSE Executive Education Open Enrolment Course

Date: Monday 8 - Tuesday 9 September 2003
Time: 9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue: Enterprise LSE, 8th Floor, Tower One
Speaker: Professor Danny Quah

This course will equip participants with the skills and knowledge to assess economic changes in both the long and short term. By integrating this understanding into their decision making, participants will be able to assist their organisation prepare for and respond to economic developments at local, national and international levels.

The course costs £1,800.00 plus VAT. To register please visit the LSE Executive Education| website. A special discount is available to LSE Alumni.

For further information call +44 (0)20 7955 7128 or email exec.ed@lse.ac.uk| or visit the Public Events| pages.


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