Festival of Economics
In our second Festival of Economics, economists and other experts from around the UK will be debating with each other - and their audiences - some of the key economic questions of our times. The sessions include the ageing of British society, the shift in global economic power from the West to Asia and China, reforming public services, inequality and why it matters, regulating the banks in the wake of the financial crisis, and the yawning regional divide in the UK economy. At a time of great change and uncertainty, economic expertise is essential, but the issues are too important to leave to the experts. The aim of the Festival of Economics is to enable a debate between citizens and researchers, one that will offer insights and fresh perspectives to everybody taking part.
Every Planet Has a North
Chair: Steph McGovern BBC
Nick Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History, University of Warwick
Alan Harding, Professor of Public Policy at University, Liverpool Management School
Henry Overman, Professor in Economic Geography, LSE
Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Partners
There are two economies in the UK, London and the rest. Yet despite the fact that the division stands out in any objective assessment, the contrasting situation and prospects of the 'south' and 'north' rarely feature in macroeconomic policy debates - or for that matter in discussions of many other areas of policy from planning to taxation. Should the government change its centralist approach? What should people in cities and regions outside London be doing for themselves?
18.30-19.30 Launch of Perspectives Series – Diane Coyle
All are invited to stay on after the previous event for the launch of a new series of short, opinionated books on economics, business and technology.
Please note a season ticket for all 8 events in the festival of economics is available here.
For biographies, news and other Festival of Ideas events go to www.ideasfestival.co.uk.
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In addition to the hundreds of hands on exhibits in our large exhibition we also hold a varied programme of events for schools and public admission, on site, in our conference rooms.
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