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Economic History Advisory Board Events


Any happy returns: structural changes & super cycles in markets
Peter C. Oppenheimer, Chief Global Equity Strategist, Goldman Sachs

In his new book, which forms the basis of this event, Oppenheimer discusses how structural changes in macroeconomic drivers, geopolitics, government policy and social attitudes all combine to drive secular super cycles that help to explain investor returns. He focuses on what he calls the Post-Modern cycle, what it's likely to look like, how it will unfold and what investors should focus on.

For more information, including a link to a recording of the event, visit the event page: Any happy returns


The Economic Government of the World
Martin Daunton, Gresham College

Thursday 26th October 2023, 6.30pm. Old Theatre, Old Building and online

In his latest book, which forms the basis of this lecture, Martin Daunton pulls back the curtain on the institutions and individuals who have created and managed the economy over the last ninety years, revealing how and why one economic order breaks down and another is built.

More information, including a link to the recording is available here.



Urban Resilience
Edward Glaeser, Harvard University

5 June 2023, 6.00pm. In-person

COVID-19 and the associated rise of remote work has shocked many of the world's cities.  But cities have been through far worse in the past argues Professor Glaeser, world expert on the economics of cities.

More information, including a link to the recording is available here.

Slouching Towards Utopia - book launch
Brad DeLong, UC Berkeley

10 October 2022, 6.00pm. Online.

DeLong's new book tells the story of the major economic and technological shifts of the twentieth century in a bold and ambitious grand narrative.

More information, including a link to the recording is available here



Pandemic Public Finance: How historic is it?

2 November 2021, 6.00pm. Online

This panel discussion with Professor Graciela L Kaminsky, Professor Carmen M. Reinhart, and Professor Thomas J Sargent, chaired by Professor Olivier Accominotti, will examine the fiscal challenges brought about by the pandemic.

If you missed it, a recording is available on the event page:



Migration: Past lessons, today's challenges, future issues

17 March 2021, 5.00pm. Online.

Can evidence from episodes of historical and contemporary migration inform current policy debates and help identify new areas of interest for the future?

This online panel comprised Professor Chris Minns (LSE)  and Alex Nowrasteh (Cato Institute) and was moderated by Dr Peter Cirenza

If you missed it, a recording is available on the event page: Migration: past lessons, today's challenges, future issues


Reflections on Bearmarkets
Simon Brewer (Morgan Stanley)
December 2020, 12 noon 

Alum Simon Brewer talked about the important cyclical and structural bear markets in asset classes, ranging from equities to commodities and currencies.  He also examined the historic parallels, pointing to the predictability of human behaviour when confronted with the polarities of fear and greed.

Full details are on this page: Reflections on Bearmarkets


Absent Management in Banking: How Banks Fail And Cause Financial Crisis

Presenter: Christian Dinesen (Dinesen Associates)
Moderator: Dr Olivier Accominotti
Chair: Dr Natacha Postel Vinay
28 October 2020, 5.00pm

In this public online event, Christian Dinesen was in  discussion with Dr Olivier Accominotti about his recent book, 'Absent Management in Banking', which explores the history of management in banking and its impact on global financial crises. 

In case you missed it, a recording is available on the event page: Absent Management in Banking