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In Conversation with Bronwyn Curtis


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Editor's note: We apologise that the beginning of this podcast is missing.

Speaker(s): Bronwyn Curtis

Recorded on 3 March 2014 in The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre.

To mark the completion of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, the first brand new building on campus for more than 40 years, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the LSE Students’ Union have organised a series of ‘in conversation’ events with some of the School's distinguished alumni. These events will take place in the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and will be open to LSE students, alumni and staff.This event will see Bronwyn Curtis in conversation with Professor Danny Quah.

Bronwyn Curtis is an economist whose career spans both the financial markets and the media. She is a widely published author and a regular speaker on television and radio. Most recently she was Head of Global Research at HSBC. Previously she was at Bloomberg where she was managing editor and responsible for all European broadcasting activities. Other roles include Global Head of Currency and Fixed Income Strategy at Deutsche Bank and Chief Economist at Nomura International. She has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank and UNCTAD on projects in West Africa, Asia and the Caribbean.

Bronwyn is a non-executive director of JPM Asian Investment Trust PLC, Vice Chairman of the Society of Business Economists, a board member of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, a former member of the Council at the London School of Economics. She is also on the Advisory Board at Imperial College Business School, as well as a member of The Times newspaper’s Shadow Monetary Policy Committee. She has also been a Board member of the Office of Fair Trading. She has a master's degree from the London School of Economics, and is an economics graduate of La Trobe University, Australia. Bronwyn was awarded an OBE for services to business economics in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2008.

Danny Quah is professor of economics and international development, and Kuwait Professor at LSE. He previously served as LSE’s Head of Department for Economics (2006-2009) and Council Member on Malaysia’s National Economic Advisory Council (2009-2011). He is Tan Chin Tuan Visiting Professor at the National University of Singapore, and lectures regularly at Peking University. He studied at Princeton, Minnesota, and Harvard, and was Assistant Professor in the Economics Department at MIT before joining LSE.

After the conversation there will be the opportunity for the audience to put their questions to the speaker in the Q&A session. A free drinks reception will follow the event giving the audience a chance to meet the speaker.

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