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Money and Power: the world leaders who changed economics

Hosted by the School of Public Policy and the Institute of Global Affairs

Online public event

Speakers

Vince Cable

Vince Cable

Vicky Pryce

Vicky Pryce

Chair

Professor Andrés Velasco

Professor Andrés Velasco

Join us for this online public event with Sir Vince Cable who will be talking about his new book, Money and Power: the world leaders who changed economics.

Through economics, our politicians have the power to transform people’s lives for better or worse. Think Deng Xiaoping who lifted millions out of poverty by opening up China; Franklin D Roosevelt whose ‘New Deal’ helped the USA break free of the Great Depression. Or Peron and his successors in Argentina who brought the country to the brink of ruin.

In this magisterial history, economist and politician Vince Cable examines the legacy of 16 world leaders who transformed their countries’ economic fortunes and who also challenged economic convention. From Thatcher to Trump, from Lenin to Bismarck, Money and Power provides a whole new perspective on the science of government. Examining the fascinating interplay of economics and politics, this is a compelling journey through some of the most significant people and events of the last 300 years.

Vince Cable (@vincecable), former Leader of the Liberal Democrats (2017 to 2019) and Professor in Practice, Institute of Global Affairs, LSE.

Vicky Pryce (@realVickyPryce) Chief Economic Advisor, Centre for Economics and Business Research and former Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. 

Andrés Velasco, Dean of the School of Public Policy, LSE.

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