2011/2012 Lectures and Events

June 2012

LSE Public Lecture: "The Price of Inequality"

Date: Friday 29 June 2012
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Joseph E Stiglitz
Chair: Professor Stephen P. Jenkins 

photograph of Joseph StiglitzIn his new book, The Price of Inequality, which he will discuss in this lecture Joseph Stiglitz considers the causes of inequality, why is it growing so rapidly and what are its economic impacts? He explains that markets are neither efficient nor stable and will tend to accumulate money in the hands of the few rather than engender competition and considers our political system that frequently shapes markets in ways that advantage the richest over the rest. He shows how moving money from the middle and bottom of society to the top, far from stimulating entrepreneurship actually produces slower growth and lower GDP with even more instability. Redistributing wealth from the very rich would produce far greater gains overall in our economies than the rich would lose.

Joseph Stiglitz was Chief Economist at the World Bank until January 2000. He is currently University Professor of the Columbia Business School and Chair of the Management Board and Director of Graduate Summer Programs, Brooks World Poverty Institute, University of Manchester. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001 and is the best-selling author of Globalization and Its Discontents, The Roaring Nineties, Making Globalization Work and Freefall, all published by Penguin.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested (online ticket system after 10pm on Thursday 21 June till at least 12noon on Friday 22 June).

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


The Amartya Sen Lecture by Joseph Stiglitz

Date: Thursday 28 June 2012
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Joseph E Stiglitz
Discussant: Professor Amartya Sen
Chair: Professor Mary Kaldor

photograph of Joseph StiglitzJoseph E Stiglitz (pictured left) was chief economist at the World Bank until January 2000. He is currently University Professor at Columbia University and won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 2001.

Amartya Sen (pictured right) teaches economics and philosophy at Harvard University,photograph of Amaryta Senand was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, until 2004. He won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998. Professor Sen is an honorary fellow of LSE.

This event is supported by LSE's Department of International Development and STICERD|.

Professor Stiglitz will also be speaking on Friday 29 June at 6.30pm about his new book, details of the event: The Price of Inequality.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. One ticket per person can now be requested.

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


May 2012

Danny Quah at Global Policy Discussion

Date:  Tuesday 29 May 2012 
Time: 6-8pm Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers:   Pedro Carriço, Jon Coleman, Dr Hans-Joachim Henckel, Peter Luketa, Geetha Muralidhar, Professor Danny Quah, Lars H Thunell
Chair:  Andreas Klasen

A look at the role of export credit agencies and financial institutions in promoting global trade and the challenges they face during Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

Pedro Carriço is Head of International Relations and Country Risk Department at  Seguradora Brasileira de Crédito à Exportação.
Jon Coleman is Chairman of the British Exporters Association. 
Hans-Joachim Henckel is head of division at the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology.
Peter Luketa is global head of export finance at HSBC Bank plc.
Geetha Muralidhar is executive director of Export Credit Guarantees Corporation of India LTD.
Danny Quah| is professor of economics at LSE.
Lars H Thunell is executive vice president and CEO of International Finance Corporation.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required. For further information visit the LSE Public Events| pages.


Department of Economics Public Lecture:
"End This Depression Now!"

Date: Tuesday 29 May 2012
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street
Speaker: Professor Paul Krugman  

Paul_KrugmanPaul Krugman, the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics, is a best-selling author, columnist and blogger for The New York Times. A professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton University, The Economist called him “the most celebrated economist of his generation”.

In his new book: "End This Depression Now!" which he will discuss in this event, Professor Krugman shows how the failure of regulation to keep pace with an increasingly out-of-control financial system positioned the United States and the world as a whole, for the greatest financial crisis since the 1930s. Decrying the tepid response thus far, he lays out the steps that must be taken to free ourselves and turn around a world economy stagnating in deep recession. His is a powerful message: a strong recovery is only one step away, if our leaders find the intellectual clarity and political will to see it through.

This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required, only one ticket per person can be requested. Further information can be found at the LSE Public Events| pages.

The podcast of the event is available through the LSE News and Media| pages. Download| the podcast.  


Department of Economics Public Lecture:
"Finance and The Good Society"

Date: Thursday 3 May 2012
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Robert Shiller
Chair: Professor Steve Pischke|

Robert J. Shiller is the author of “Irrational Exuberance and The Subprime Solution”, and the co-author, with George A. Akerlof, of “Animal Spirits: How Human Psychology Drives the Economy”, and “Why It Matters for Global Capitalism”. He is the Arthur M. Okun Professor of Economics at Yale University. This event marks the publication of Professor Shiller's new book “Finance and the Good Society”.

In his lecture, Professor Shiller will argue that the reputation of the financial industry could hardly be worse than it is today with the on-going financial crisis. Robert Shiller says he is no apologist for the sins of finance - he claims to be probably the only person to have predicted both the stock market bubble of 2000 and the real estate bubble that led up to the subprime mortgage meltdown. However in his new book, he argues that, rather than condemning finance, we need to reclaim it for the common good. He makes a case for recognizing that finance, far from being a parasite on society, is one of the most powerful tools we have for solving our common problems and increasing the general well-being. We need more financial innovation - not less - and finance should play a larger role in helping society achieve its goals.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk| or call 020 7955 6043. For more information, see the LSE Public Events| pages.

The podcast and video of this lecture are now available at the LSE News and Media| pages. 


April 2012

LSE Growth Commission Evidence Session 2:
"Beyond GDP: Other Income Measures of Growth"

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2012
Venue: Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens London, SW1Y 5AA
Time: 10.00am-12.00pm
Speakers: Sir Tony Atkinson (Centennial Professor at LSE), Paul Schreyer (Deputy Chief Statistician at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris), Jean-Paul Fitoussi (Professor Emeritus of the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris and the LUISS, Roma; Research Director at the Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Economiques).

The LSE Growth Commission aims to provide an authoritative input to the development of a growth strategy for the UK. The commission will report within one year. Along the way it is taking evidence from leading figures from academia, business and policy.

In this session, Tony Atkinson|, Paul Schreyer, and Jean-Paul Fitoussi will give their views on the best ways of defining and measuring economic growth, including distributional considerations and sustainability issues, drawing on state of the art academic literature.

Places in this event are strictly limited, so if you would like to attend please RSVP to LSEGrowth@lse.ac.uk| by Monday 30 April. Event information is also available online at the LSE Growth Commision| page. 


March 2012

LSE IDEAS event on India 2012:
"Indian Democracy's Ferocious Faultlines"

Date: Monday 12 March 2012
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Time: 6.30-8.00pm
Speakers: Dr Mukulika Banerjee, Patrick French, Professor Sunil Khilnani, Professor Maitreesh Ghatak
Chair: Dr Ramchandra Guha

Overview: LSE IDEAS are hosting a panel debate on the underside of Indian Democracy titled "Indian Democracy's Ferocious Faultlines". Professor Maitreesh Ghatak| from the Economics Department will form part of the panel alongside other experts on India from the LSE and elsewhere. The panel will focus on the underside of Indian democracy, as visible in, among other things, the insurgencies in Kashmir; a Maoist rebellion in the heart of India; growing inequalities between rich and poor; and the massively high rates of corruption within government.

More information at the LSE IDEAS events| pages.


LSE Growth Commission Evidence Session 1:
"The Role of Skills in a Growth Strategy for the UK"

Date: Wednesday 14 March 2012
Venue: LSE Research Lab, Room LRB.R405, 4th Floor Lionel Robbins Building
Time: 9.45am for 10.00am start. Ends: 12.00pm
Speakers: Eric Hanushek (Stanford University) and Steve Machin (UCL)

Overview: In this session, Eric Hanushek and Stephen Machin will give their views on the role skills should pay in the formulation and implementation of a strategy to secure long-term growth for the UK, reflecting on lessons from international experience and state of the art academic literature.

About the speakers: Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues, and his work on efficiency, resource usage, and economic outcomes of schools has frequently entered into the design of both US and international educational policy.

Steve Machin is Professor of Economics at University College London, Research Director at the Centre for Economic Performance, a member of the Low Pay Commission and Director of the Centre for the Economics of Education.

Places are strictly limited, so if you would like to attend please RSVP to LSEGrowth@lse.ac.uk| by Monday 12 March. More information at the CEP events| page.


British Government@LSE Public Lecture:
"The British Economy: Past and Future"

Date: Wednesday 7 March 2012
Time: 6.30-7.30pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Alistair Darling MP
Chair: Professor Tim Besley|

Alistair Darling is MP for Edinburgh South West and former Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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


CEP 21st Birthday Lecture: "Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State"

Date: Tuesday 6 March 2012
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Time: 6.30pm
Speaker: Professor Lord Richard Layard, Director of Wellbeing Programme, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

Overview: CEP Founder Richard Layard will close the 21st Birthday Lecture Series with a discussion focusing on mental health. Mental illness is the greatest hidden problem in our society. Tackling it would do more than anything else to raise our national wellbeing. Mental health is crucial for our quality of life and it also has huge effects on our ability to learn, to work and to be a good parent. There are many excellent ways of promoting mental health and treating mental illness, but they are not properly available in any country at present.

photograph of Richard LayardAbout the speaker: Richard Layard| is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was, until 2003, the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance|. He now heads the Centre's Programme on Well-Being. Since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entrance is on a first-come-first-serve basis. More information on the LSE events | pages.

Download| the poster for the lecture.

Info on future CEP events can be found on the CEP events| page. 


February 2012

CEP 21st Birthday Lecture:
"Comparing Real Wages: The McWage Index"

Date: Tuesday 28 February 2012
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building 
Time: 6.30pm
Speaker: Professor Orley Ashenfleter (Princeton University) 

Overview: Real wages measure worker welfare and the cost of labour. After providing some historical background and the basis for their interpretation, Professor Ashenfleter reports the results of a decade long study of wage rates at McDonald's restaurants in over 60 countries.

About the speaker: Orley Ashenfelter is Joseph Douglas Green 1895 Professor of Economics and Director of the Industrial Relations section at Princeton University. He is also the editor of the Law and Economics Review, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Science, and is a corresponding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. In 2003 he won the IZA Labor Economics Prize, and in 2002 received a doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Brussels.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entrance is on a first-come-first-serve basis. More information on the LSE events| pages.


LSESU Economics Conference

Date: Saturday 25 February 2012
Time: 10am-6pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building

The conference will play host to a number of eminent figures from the world of economics and finance.

One of the largest student-run economics conferences in Britain. Each year it brings together students, academics and professionals to discuss contemporary issues for the world economy.

This event is open to all but pre registration is required. Tickets are £25-45. To book a ticket please visit the LSESU Economics Society| website. For information contact enquiry@lse-ec.org| or call 0784 887 9255.

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


Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures: "Climate Change and the New Industrial Revolution"

Dates: Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23 February 2012
Venue: Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building
Time: 6.30pm
Speaker: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern (LSE)
Chair: Professor Judith Rees (LSE)

Five years on from the Stern Review there have been important changes in the world which are likely to have a profound impact on our response to the two defining challenges of the century, overcoming poverty and managing climate change. Lord Stern will discuss how we can bring economics and political economy to the analysis of our response to these challenges in the context of a special but difficult decade in the global economy.

Lecture 1 - Tuesday 21 February 2012
What we risk and how we should cast the economics and ethics

Lecture 2 - Wednesday 22 February 2012
How we can respond and prosper

Lecture 3 - Thursday 23 February 2012
How we can get there: building national and international action

Nicholas SternAbout the speaker: Lord Stern| is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics, heading the India Observatory within the LSE's Asia Research Centre, and Chairman of LSE's Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. From 2005-2007 he was adviser to the UK Government on the Economics of Climate Change and Development, and Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change.

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


The LSESU Economics Policy Challenge Final: LSESU Economics Society Presentation-Based Competition Final

Date: Thursday 23 February 2012
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: CLM.D202, Clement House
Speakers: Sir Anthony Atkinson, Paul Johnson, Dr Tim Leunig

After submitting papers on their own innovative solutions to pressing policy problems, the best performing applicants give a presentation about their ideas. The winner is decided by a distinguished panel of judges and is awarded with £1000 prize money. Policy topics include: monetary and fiscal unions, and productivity in Africa.

Sir Anthony Atkinson| is a senior research fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford. Paul Johnson is director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Dr Tim Leunig is a lecturer in Economic History at LSE.

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


Department of Economics Public Lecture:
"Maonomics: Why Chinese Communists Make Better Capitalists Than We Do"

Date: Wednesday 15 February 2012
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Loretta Napoleoni

In this lecture, which coincides with the publication of her latest book Maonomics|, Professor Napoleoni will argue that current global economic turmoil is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism with a profit motive” (Commi-Capitalism), that the balance of power in the world is shifting from West to East, and that the Chinese Communist economic model is winning out over the Western system.

Loretta Napoleoni is an expert on terrorist financing and money laundering, and advises several governments and international organizations on these issues. She also advises several banks on strategies to counter the current economic crisis. She is a regular media commentator for CNN, Sky and the BBC, and writes about terrorism, money laundering and the economy for several European national papers including El Pais, The Guardian and Le Monde.

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


Economica Phillips Lecture:
"OECD Labour Markets in the Great Recession"

Date: Thursday 9 February 2012
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Christopher Pissarides
Chair: Professor John Van Reenen|

Christopher_PissaridesLabour markets across the OECD reacted differently to the financial crisis of 2008 and the debt crisis that followed. Professor Pissarides will review these different responses, seek explanations for them, and draw conclusions about labour market policy in recession. The focus will be on unemployment and how to contain its rise in light of the negative shocks to economic activity.

Christopher Pissarides| is the Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics, LSE, and recipient of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences.

For further information and a copy of Professor Pissarides' PowerPoint presentation, please visit the LSE Public Events| pages.

The video and audio podcast of this lecture is available via the LSE News and Media| pages and the Department of Economics YouTube channel|.


December 2011

"Big questions for young minds" - LSE launches new economics lecture for young people online

DQuahBigQuestionsYoungMinds

A new online lecture which tackles big questions about the economy for a younger audience has been launched by LSE.

In "The LSE Big Questions lecture: East beats West? Is the East taking over the world?", Professor Danny Quah| addresses the issue of the rising economic  power of China and other Asian countries and asks whether we should be fearful of this. Using audience-participation games, demonstrations, films and interviews, Danny explains what the economy is, why it matters, how global trade is changing the world and how we ill need to adapt to this.

For more information, please go to the LSE News and Events| page. 


Centre for Economic Performance 21st Birthday Lecture Series: "The Price of Civilization: economics and ethics after the fall"

Date: Monday 5 December 2011
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Professor Jeffrey Sachs
Chair: Professor Lord Richard Layard| 

Photograph of Jeffrey SachsThe world economy remains in a precarious state after the global recession. Jeffrey Sachs will discuss why we must - and how we can - change our entire economic culture in the time of crisis.

Jeffrey Sachs is director of The Earth Institute and Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University.

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


November 2011

Department of Economics Public Lecture:
Lionel Robbins Book Launch

Date: Wednesday 30 November 2011                                                                          Time: 6.30pm                                                                                                                                Venue: Old Theatre, Main Building                                                                                                 Speaker: Professor Susan Howson                                             

Photograph of Lionel RobbinsTo celebrate the launch of her outstanding biography of Lionel  Robbins, the Department of Economics is delighted to present a  public lecture by Professor Susan Howson of the University of Toronto. This lecture will examine Lionel Robbins' public activities and demonstrate why he was such an important figure in the intellectual and cultural life in Britain in the twentieth century.

For more information please go to the LSE Public Events| page. Alternatively, you can download the leaflet| for the lecture.   


Asia Research Centre and STICERD Public Seminar: "Addressing Fiscal Challenges to Reduce Economic Risks"

Date: Friday 18 November 2011
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Venue: Michio Morishima Room, Room R505, Lionel Robbins Building, LSE
Speaker: Carlo Cottarelli

Significant policy challenges in advanced, emerging, and low-income economies must be faced in an environment where downside risks to growth have increased. The seminar will assess the Eurozone crisis and need for fiscal adjustment. The potential for double dip recession in the United States, suggests need for appropriately supportive fiscal policy together with detailed and ambitious plans to reduce deficits and debts to prevent credibility from weakening. Meanwhile, many emerging economies need to make faster progress in strengthening fiscal fundamentals before cyclical factors or spillovers from advanced economies turn against them. Low-income countries, including in South Asia, also need to rebuild fiscal buffers, while addressing spending needs.

Carlo Cottarelli is Director of the Fiscal Affairs Department and has degrees in economics from the University of Siena and the London School of Economics. He worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Italy before joining the IMF in 1988. He has worked on several advanced, emerging market, and low-income countries in the context of surveillance, IMF-supported programs, and technical assistance. He has written several articles and edited books on monetary and fiscal policy.

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


CEP 21st Birthday Public Conversation:
"Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman in conversation with Richard Layard"

Date: Tuesday 15 November 2011
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Daniel Kahneman, Professor Lord Richard Layard

photograph of Daniel Kehnamen and Richard LayardTwo systems drive the way we think and make choices: System One is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System Two is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Over many years, Daniel Kahneman has conducted groundbreaking research into this – in his own words – "machinery of the mind". Fast thinking has extraordinary capabilities, but also faults and biases. Intuitive impressions have a pervasive influence on our thoughts and our choices. Only by understanding how the two systems work together, Kahneman shows, can we learn the truth about the role of optimism in opening up a new business, and the importance of luck in a successful corporate strategy, or the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future, and the psychological pitfalls of playing the stock market. Kahneman shows where we can trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking.

This public conversation between Professor Kahneman and Professor Lord Layard celebrates the publication of Kahneman's new book Thinking, Fast and Slow|.

Daniel Kahneman is Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology Emeritus at Princeton University and a Professor of Public Affairs Emeritus at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. The recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics for his seminal work in psychology that challenged the rational model of judgment and decision making, his ideas have had a profound and widely regarded impact on many disciplines.

Richard Layard| is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was, until 2003, the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance. He now heads the Centre's Programme on Well-Being. Since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords.

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


Book Launch Public Discussion:
"Pillars of Prosperity: the political economics of development clusters"

Date: Monday 7 November 2011
Time:  6.30pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Professor Timothy Besley|, Kuwait Professor of Economic and Political Science, Director of STICERD and Director of the Institute of Public Affairs at LSE, and Professor Torsten Persson|, Torsten and Ragnar Soderberg Chair in Economic Sciences at IIES, Stockholm University, and a centennial professor at LSE Respondents: Professor Francesco Caselli|, Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE, and Professor Robert Wade|, Professor of Political Economy and Development in the Department of International Development at LSE.

For more information please go to the LSE Public Events| pages. 


Centre for Economic Performance and ESRC Panel Discussion: "Top Pay in the UK"

Date: Friday 4 November 2011
Time: 2.00-3.30pm
Venue: CEP Conference Room, R405, 4th Floor, LSE Research Lab, Lionel Robbins Building, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HD
Speakers: Dr Brian Bell, Professor Tim Besley, Professor John Van Reenen
Chair: Will Hutton

As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, the CEP will host a seminar and general discussion on the issue of Top Pay in the UK. The event is open to the general public and will be chaired by Will Hutton. There will be two presentations by LSE academics:

Dr Brian Bell and Professor John Van Reenen| will discuss how pay at the top has changed over the last few decades. They will focus in particular on the pay of bankers and CEOs and ask whether there is any evidence that pay is linked to performance.

Professor Tim Besley| will address the issue of bankers bonuses and examine what policies might be appropriate when investors are protected by taxpayers from the downside risk. These will be followed by a lively discussion on the issues raised.

Tim Besley is professor of Economics and Political Science and director of STICERD at LSE. Dr Brian Bell is a research fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. Professor John Van Reenen is director at the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. Will Hutton is principal at Hertford College, Oxford and chair of the Independent Review of Fair Pay in the Public Sector.

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


October 2011

Department of Economics Public Lecture:
"The World Economy: How did we get here and where are we going?"

Date: Wednesday 26 October 2011
Time: 5-6pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Nemat Shafik
Chair: Professor George Gaskell

Nemat Shafik is the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, a position she has held since April 2011.

Prior to this Nemat was Permanent Secretary of the UK Department for International Development (DFID). She was chief executive of the department responsible for all UK development efforts including a bilateral aid programme in over 100 countries, multilateral policies and financing for the United Nations, European Union and international financial institutions, and overall development policy and research. Before her appointment as Permanent Secretary, she was Director General for Country Programmes where she was responsible for DFID's programmes across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.

Nemat Shafik was the youngest ever Vice President at the World Bank where she was responsible for a private sector and infrastructure portfolio of investments worth about $50 billion.

She has held a number of academic appointments at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Economics Department at Georgetown University. Ms Shafik attained her BA in Economics and Politics from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and her MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also holds a DPhil in Economics from St. Antony's College, Oxford University. She has authored, edited, and co-authored a number of books and has written articles for a number of publications. She was named "Woman of the Year" for Global Leadership and Global Diversity in 2009.

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


CEP Work & Wellbeing Public Debate: "Is Happiness the Right Measure of Social Progress?"

Date: Tuesday 18 October 2011
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speakers: Professor Lord Richard Layard, Professor Lord Robert Skidelsky
Chair: Jan-Emmanuel De Neve

photograph of Richard LayardIn his book, Happiness (recently updated), Richard Layard| argues that the best societies are those with the most happiness and the least misery. Public policy should be made on this basis. Robert Skidelsky has many reservations. They debate the issue.

Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was, until 2003, the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance. He now heads the Centre's Programme on Well-Being. Since 2000 he has been a member of the House of Lords.

Robert Skidelsky is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick. His three-volume biography of the economist John Maynard Keynes (1983, 1992, 2000) received numerous prizes, and he recently published Keynes: The Return of the Master. His forthcoming book is called How Much is Enough? The Economics of the Good Life jointly written with his son Edward Skidelsky. He was made a life peer in 1991.

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


September 2011

International Growth Centre Growth Week Public Lecture: "Relevant Capabilities and Industrial Development: stories from Sub-Saharan Africa"

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2011
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor John Sutton

johnsuttonGood advice for governments intervening to promote industrial development can only come from a detailed understanding of countries' industrial capabilities, and institutional frameworks. The aim of the "Enterprise Map" project is to provide this information.

John Sutton| is a professor of economics at LSE.

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


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