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Extreme Economies: lessons from the world's limits

Hosted by the Centre for Economic Performance

Old Theatre, Old Building

Speaker

Richard Davies

Chair

Professor Tony Travers

LSE’s Richard Davies will speak about his new book Extreme Economies: Survival, Failure, Future – Lessons from the World’s Limits.

In search of a fresh perspective on the modern economy, Extreme Economies takes the reader off the beaten path, introducing people living at the world's margins. From disaster zones and displaced societies to failed states and hidden rainforest communities, the lives of people who inhabit these little-known places tend to be ignored by economists and policy makers. Leading economist Richard Davies argues that this is a mistake, and explains why the world's overlooked extremes offer a glimpse of the forces that underlie human resilience, help markets to function and cause them to fail, and will come to shape our collective future.

Richard Davies is an economist based in London. He is a fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and has held senior posts in economic policymaking and journalism. He has been Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers at HM Treasury, an economist and speechwriter at the Bank of England, and economics editor of The Economist. In addition to Extreme Economies, Richard has published widely on economics. He was the editor of The Economist's recent guide to economics (Profile, 2015; CITIC 2018) and his articles have featured in The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Times and 1843 Magazine. He is the author of numerous research papers and is a founding trustee of CORE, a charity which provides open-access resources for economics teachers and students in universities across the world.

Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

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