Narrative Economics

Hosted by the Department of Economics

Online public event


Professor Robert J Shiller

Professor Robert J Shiller


Professor Sir Charles Bean

Professor Sir Charles Bean

Robert Shiller considers the new narrative epidemics arising post COVID-19. These will have multiple economic effects through time and have already helped produce the most sudden and sharp world economic recession in history.

Robert J Shiller (@RobertJShiller) is a Nobel Prize–winning economist and the author of the New York Times bestseller Irrational Exuberance, among many other books. He is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale University and a regular contributor to the New York Times. His latest book is Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events.

You can order the book, Narrative Economics, (UK delivery only) from our official LSE Events independent book shop, Pages of Hackney.

Charles Bean is Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics at LSE, as well as an Executive Director at the Office for Budget Responsibility. Between 2000 and 2014 he was Chief Economist and then Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England.

The Department of Economics (@LSEEcon) at LSE, is one of the leading economics departments in the world. We are a large department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

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