Information about events that took place during the academic year.
5 December 2017
Christmas reception at the Kingsway Hall Hotel
A relaxed festive reception was held on the evening of 5 December, with music, free drinks and canapés. This proved to be a popular event and a chance for students to unwind in the last week of Michaelmas term.
14 February 2018
Group Volunteering Event
This group event was arranged in conjunction with the LSE Volunteer Centre. Students spent the afternoon at the FareShare distribution centre in Deptford, South-East London. FareShare saves good food from going to waste by redistributing it around the UK to charities and community groups such as homeless shelters and children’s clubs. The main tasks students assisted with were sorting food into pallets to be re-distributed, checking and noting used-by-dates and judging which food to put aside if too damaged. We are looking into the possibility of providing further group volunteering events in 2018/19.
20 February 2018
Social Events Committee event: Bowling at Kingpin Suite, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes
The BSc programmes in the Department of Economics have their own student led Social Events Committee. The Committee was established in the Lent term of the 2017/18 academic year to come up with ideas and organise events for BSc students in the department, using funding allocated to the Department’s undergraduate events budget (with guidance from the Undergraduate Programme Manager, Sarah Burton). Their inaugural event involved them hiring the Kingpin Suite at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, where students were treated to a free night of bowling, virtual cricket, karaoke, ping pong, dancing and (limited!) free food and drink.
15 March 2018
LSE Economics Formal (held in conjunction with the LSE SU Economics Society)
The Department offered funding for the Social Events Committee to work alongside the SU Economics Society on organising an event open to students with the department and other Economics Society members. They held a formal at Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch, which consisted of a champagne reception, canapés and desserts, a number of free drinks, a DJ, photo booth and candyfloss machine.
Students' Union Economics Society: The (Amartya) Sen Club Events
The Economics Society works closely with the Department. They hold weekly events, usually in room 1.04 in the Department’s building at 32 LIF, as part of their Amartya Sen Club (known as ‘Sen Club’). This is a chance for Society members to discuss and debate ideas, sometimes with high profile speakers, such as Professor Ricardo Reis, Professor Sir Charles Bean and Professor Francesca Caselli.
Take a look below for a selection of Sen Club events held in the 2017/18 academic year. A full list of events can be found on their Facebook page.
24 October 2017
MSc Economics student (and BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics alum) Kaman Lyu spoke about her BSc EME thesis: “A Taxing Investigation: The Effect of War on Fiscal Capacity in Post-Independence Africa”.
2 November 2017
A Game Theory based talk about the political crisis in Catalonia. BSc Econometrics and Mathematical Economics student, Jaume Vives, talked through how he analysed (and predicted!) the events surrounding Catalonia's secession process years ago.
9 November 2017
Sen Club discussed the topic of ‘Applied Machine Learning in Industry’ with QuantCo (Headquartered in Boston, QuantCo was founded by four Harvard and Stanford PhDs (among which an LSE alumni)!).
16 November 2017
Sen Club hosted a Panel which discussed ‘Is Development Economics Broken?’. The Panel included Dr Judith Shapiro (Undergraduate Tutor in the Department of Economics); Celine Zipfel (GTA for EC307 and PhD student in the Department); Alejandro Sabel (Year 3 BSc EME, RA at Harvard last year); Huihan Zhang (Year 3 BSc EME).
30 November 2017
Professor Ricardo Reis gave a lecture on ‘Low interest rates and the future of the economy'.
19 January 2017
Professor Sir Charles Bean spoke on the topic of 'Central Banking after the Great Recession'.
15 February 2018
Sen Club hosted Professor Bernhard Von Stengel who spoke on the topic of 'Game Theory'.
22 February 2018
Sen Club hosted Professor Francesco Caselli who spoke on the topic of ‘Productivity and Income differences'.