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The End of Alchemy

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics public conversation

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker:  Professor Lord King
Chair: Professor Lord Stern

Professor Lord King will discuss with Professor Lord Stern his new book, The End of Alchemy: Banking, the Global Economy and the Future of Money, which suggests original ways to end the alchemy of our current monetary and banking system and to correct the disequilibrium in the world economy today.

Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, and is currently Professor of Economics and Law at New York University and School Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Lord King was made a life peer in 2013, and appointed by the Queen a Knight of the Garter in 2014.

Nicholas Stern is the IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government and Chairman of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. He is President of the British Academy since 2013, and a Fellow of the Royal Society since 2014. He was Second Permanent Secretary to Her Majesty’s Treasury from 2003-2005; and Head of the Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, published in 2006. He has published more than 15 books and 100 articles, his most recent book is Why are We Waiting? The Logic, Urgency and Promise of Tackling Climate Change.

The Department of Economics at LSE (@LSEEcon) is one of the largest economics departments in the world. Its size ensures that all areas of economics are strongly represented in both research and teaching.

The Centre For Macroeconomics (@CFMUK) brings together world-class experts to carry out pioneering research on the global economic crisis and to help design policies that alleviate it.    

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