2006/2007 Lectures and Events

May 2007 

Call for Papers: Lionel Robbin's Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science - 75th Anniversary

Lionel RobbinsThis year marks the 75th anniversary of Lionel Robbins's Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science. The Department of Economics at LSE and the editors of Economica have decided to mark this anniversary by a conference and a special issue of the journal.

The purpose of this conference is both to renew the considerations of Robbins's theme and reflect on the current nature and significance of economic science as well as examine Robbins's own position from a historical perspective.

Paper Submissions/Further Information:
The conference will take place at LSE on the 10th and 11th December 2007. Authors who wish to present a paper should send an abstract (no more than 300 words)by email to: ec.robbins.conference@lse.ac.uk by 31st July 2007.

Amos Wtztum and Frank Cowell
Conference organizers


The LSE Economics Debates 2007: A debate between two Professors of Economics

Topic: "Steep inequality is the price the US pays for its successful economic performance. That price is too high."
Debate: Professor Francesco Caselli, Professor Danny Quah
Moderator: Professor Chris Pissarides
Date: Thursday 10 May, 17.00-18.00pm
Venue: H216
Open to: Economics postgraduate students and Economics faculty only

photograph of Francesco CaselliDanny QuahThis is the first of a series of events where the LSE Economics community will discuss and debate research-level questions, focusing on the large issues at stake.



April 2007

Call for Registrations: Decisions, Games and Logic Workshop, LSE, July 2007

A postgraduate workshop on "Decisions, Games and Logic" will be held at the LSE on the 18th and 19th July 2007.

Tutorials will be given by three leading academics together with short presentations from all student participants. The tutorials will be given by:

Adam Brandenburger
(NYU): Game Theory
Richard Bradley (LSE): Decision Theory
Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam and Stanford): Logic

Applications are open to students of any discipline, though some formal training will be an advantage. See the website for an indication of the level of the tutorials.

All students are expected to give a short informal presentation of their work and research interests. Some students may also apply to give formal presentations, which will be attended by the academics.

The deadline for applications is Monday 30 April 2007.

All enquiries to:
Tom Cunningham (Economics PhD Student) t.e.cunningham@lse.ac.uk or
Conrad Heilmann (Philosophy PhD Student) c.heilmann@lse.ac.uk


February 2007

First Economica Coase Lecture: "Contracts, Reference Points, and the Theory of the Firm"

Date: Thursday 22 February 2007
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Oliver Hart
Chair: Professor Leonardo Felli

We are delighted to announce that the first Economica Coase Lecture will be held in the Old Theatre at 6.30pm on Thursday 22 February 2007. The lecture, entitled "Contracts, Reference Points , and the Theory of the Firm", will be given by Oliver Hart, the Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics at Harvard university.

Hosted jointly by Economica and the Department of Economics, it launches two new annual lecture series, the Coase Lecture and the Phillips Lecture. These names reflect the authorship of the two most famous articles ever published in Economica (the 'Phillips Curve' article was the most heavily-quoted macroeconomics title of the 20th century; Ronald Coase won the Nobel Prize for his work on the theory of the firm which began with his Economica article).

In the inaugural Coase lecture, Oliver Hart will discuss how his recent work with john Moore on contracts as reference points can be used to shed light on the theory of the firm. Details of the lecture can be found at LSE Public Lectures and Events. The lecture is free and open to all, so please turn up at least 20 minutes before the start of the lecture to ensure you get a seat.

An audio-only podcast is available from the LSE News and Media pages.

More information on Economica is available from Economica - Journal Information.


November 2006

The Gurukul Chevening Programme Public Lecture

The Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change

Date: Tuesday 7 November 2006
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Sir Nicholas Stern
Chair: Lord Meghnad Desai

Nicholas SternThere is now clear scientific evidence that emissions from human activities, particularly the burning of fossil fuels for energy, are causing changes to the earth's climate. A sound understanding of the economics of climate change is a crucial underpinning to an effective global response to this challenge.

Sir Nicholas Stern, Head of the UK Government Economic Service and former World Bank Chief Economist, recently published his Review of the Economics of Climate Change following its commissioning by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in July 2005.

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

For further information please visit the LSE Public Events pages.


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