2005/2006 Lectures and Events

May 2006

Centre for Economic Performance Public Lecture: "Love your job or hate it?"

Love your Job or Hate it? The Economics of Job Satisfaction

Date: Monday 8 May 2006
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Richard Freeman
Chair: Professor John Van Reenen

Every week employed people spend half or more of their waking time at work. With computers and email, work has become more intrusive. Many think about work and put in extra hours at the weekends. What determines job satisfaction at work? What do people do when they are dissatisfied? This lecture tells what we know and need to know to understand this critical part of our lives. It marks the beginning of Manpower's collaboration with CEP in the setting up of a Human Resources Lab.

Richard Freeman is professor of economics at Harvard University, labour studies programme director at NBER and senior research fellow at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance.

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

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043 or visit the LSE Public Events| pages.


April 2006

BP and the Department of Economics Public Lecture by Professor Luca Anderlini

Speaker: BP Visiting Professor Luca Anderlini
Topic: "On the Economics of Legal Systems and Courts"
Date: Tuesday 25 April 2006
Time: 6.30 pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Main Building

Legal systems and courts have a potentially enormous impact on the functioning of an economy. This lecture will focus on the economic rationale for judicial intervention in contractual disputes, and on the role of the legal system within which courts operate. Luca Anderlini is Professor of Economics at Georgetown University and BP Visiting Professor at the LSE for 2005-06. Before moving to the US he has held permanent positions at Cambridge and Southampton universities in the UK. He has also taught at Harvard, Yale and the University of Pennsylvania.

Further information is available from the LSE Events| website.


March 2006

Professor Tim Besley to give the 19th Annual Simon Kuznets Memorial Lecture Series

Tim BesleyProfessor Tim Besley| is to give the 19th Annual Simon Kuznets Memorial Lecture Series at Yale University. The lecture series will run over three days, with the first commencing on Monday 20th March, and will address issues on the 'Political Economy in Development'.

Further information on the event can be found at the Yale University's| pages.        


February 2006

Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures:
"Macro-Econometric Evidence"

Date: Wednesday 22 February 2006
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Alan B Krueger
Chair: Christopher Johnson

photograph of Alan KruegerTerrorists are not drawn disproportionately from the ranks of the economically disadvantaged. Still, economic conditions may affect support for terrorist causes because of national or regional economic conditions. Evidence on the origins and targets of terrorism will be presented, focusing on the effects of income, political freedoms, religion and other factors.

Alan B Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is also the founding director of the Princeton University Survey Research Centre.

This lecture is part of a series of three lectures by Professor Alan B Krueger - the other lectures are:
* Tuesday 21 February - Defining and Measuring Terrorism: micro-econometric evidence
* Thursday 23 February - Consequences of Terrorism

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

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043 or visit the LSE Public Events| page.


Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures: "Defining and Measuring Terrorism: micro-econometric evidence"

Date: Tuesday 21 February 2006
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Alan B Krueger
Chair: Professor Lord Layard

photograph of Alan KruegerWith the end of the Cold War, combating terrorism is emerging as a major priority of western governments. Waging an intelligent war on terrorism requires an understanding of the motivation of terrorists, data to evaluate terrorist activity, and a framework for measuring success. In the first of three lectures, Professor Krueger will define terrorism, present microeconometric evidence on participation in terrorist and related activities and analyse public opinion as it relates to terrorist activities.

Alan B Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is also the founding director of the Princeton University Survey Research Centre.

This lecture is part of a series of three lectures by Professor Alan B Krueger - the other lectures are:
* Wednesday 22 February - Macro-Econometric Evidence
* Thursday 23 February - Consequences of Terrorism

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

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043 or visit the LSE Public Events| pages.


Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures:
"Consequences of Terrorism"

Date: Thursday 23 February 2006
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Alan B Krueger
Chair: Howard Davies

photograph of Alan KruegerThis lecture will present a broad analysis of the consequences of terrorism. It will put the threat of harm from terrorist activities in comparative perspective, and review evidence on the economic consequences of terrorism.

Alan B Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is also the founding director of the Princeton University Survey Research Centre.

This lecture is part of a series of three lectures by Professor Alan B Krueger - the other lectures are:
* Tuesday 21 February - Defining and Measuring Terrorism: micro-econometric evidence
* Wednesday 22 February - Macro-Econometric Evidence

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043. 

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


January 2006

Michio Morishima Memorial Lecture:
"Economics as a Discipline"

Date: Thursday 26 January 2006
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Amartya Sen
Chair: Professor Tim Besley|

photograph of Amaryta SenThe original event proved extremely popular, with around 850 people attempting to hear the lecture in the Old Theatre and New Theatre (video link venue) which had a combined capacity of just short of 700. LSE apologises to those people who were unable to attend the event but hopes that the video replays will provide an opportunity for people to view Professor Sen's lecture.

The screenings of the video of Professor Sen's lecture take place as per the following:
* 2.05pm on Monday 30 January in the Old Theatre
* 1.05pm on Tuesday 31 January in the Old Theatre
* 5.15pm on Wednesday 1 February in the Old Theatre

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


October 2005

Frontier Economics and LSE Department of Economics Debate: "Economic Lessons for Europe"

Economic Lessons for Europe: the Irish miracle and the German malaise

Date: Tuesday 4 October 2005
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speakers: Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, Professor John Sutton
Chair: Baroness Sarah Hogg

This debate will focus on recent economic policies in Ireland and Germany and examine the lessons that the rest of Europe can learn for policies targeted towards growth and productivity.

Hans-Werner Sinn is professor of economics and public finance at the University of Munich. John Sutton| is Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics at LSE.

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

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk| or phone 020 7955 6043 or visit the LSE Public Events| pages.


September 2005

LSE and the Local Government Association: "Is More Happiness Possible Locally and Nationally?"

Date: Wednesday 14 September 2005
Time: 6:45pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Lord Layard

photograph of Richard LayardWe now have sophisticated ways of measuring how happy people are, and all the evidence shows that on average, people have grown no happier in the last 50 years.

As part of this third annual LSE/LGA event, Professor Lord Layard|, author of the book Happiness: lessons from a new science (Penguin, 2005) asks what can be done locally as well as nationally to improve our sense of contentment.

Should happiness be at the centre of government policy? Does having more really do anything for our well-being? Can legislation raise national contentment?

Professor Lord (Richard) Layard was founder director of the LSE's Centre for Economic Performance and intellectual architect of the New Deal for the unemployed. He now heads the Centre's programme on well-being.

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

For further information contact the Press Office: phone 020 7955 7060 or visit the LSE Public Events| pages.


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