This event, chaired by Richard Marshall from 3am magazine, is part of the Festival of Economics. It turns the spotlight on the subject of economics itself. Economists will try to debate honestly the weaknesses as well as the strengths of the subject, and respond to some of the challenges from critics. What is the status of economic knowledge, and how much does the subject need to change because of the crisis? The panellists are: Diane Coyle, Enlightenment Economics, author of The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters; Aditya Chakrabortty, economics leader writer at the Guardian; Carol Propper, Professor, Economics of Public Policy, University of Bristol; Bridget Rosewell, Volterra Partners.
We remain in a deep financial and economic crisis. The economy and economics will be irrevocably changed by the crisis. The Festival of Economics will confront the economists with their critics, bringing together academic economists, practitioners of economics, and challengers from both inside and outside the subject. It will celebrate economics, an intellectually powerful discipline with a rich history, and also look at its recent failures. Economics has a profound influence on politics and public policy: it is too important to be left to economists. See the full list of Festival events HERE.
Richard Marshall has been writing for 3am Magazine (‘Whatever it is, we’re against it’) since its launch, and has conducted the End Times series of interviews with today’s leading philosophers. His book, Philosophy at 3am, will be published by Oxford University Press, in 2013.
Diane Coyle runs Enlightenment Economics, a consulting firm specialising in technology and globalization, and is the author of a number of books on economics, including The Soulful Science, Sex, Drugs and Economics, and The Weightless World. Her most recent book is The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters, now out in paperback, and she has edited What’s The Use of Economics? Vice-chairman of the BBC Trust and a visiting professor at the University of Manchester, she holds a PhD in economics from Harvard. Visit her blog HERE.
Aditya Chakrabortty is the economics leader writer at the Guardian and also a columnist for the paper. He joined the paper from the BBC where he was a senior producer on the BBC’s Ten O’Clock News and on Newsnight. Before that, he spent five years as economics producer for the BBC, where his series of reports from China won a Harold Wincott award in 2006. He has also written for the Telegraph, Financial Times, FT Magazine and New Statesman. Visit his Guardian page HERE.
Carol Propper joined Imperial College Business School as Professor of Economics and Head of the new Health Management Group on 1 October 2007. She is also Professor of Economics of Public Policy at the University of Bristol where she helped found the Centre for Market and Public Organisation, which has attracted major research funding from a number of bodies. Carol was Senior Economic Advisor to NHS Executive on Regulation of the NHS Internal Market 1993-4, Co-Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion at London School of Economics from 1997-2007, Co-Director and Director of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation from 1998-2009, and chaired the ESRC research grants board until 2009.
Bridget Rosewell is a professional economist and business woman. She has founded several economic consultancies, all of which are still successfully operating, and also has several non-executive roles with major organisations. Her interests include risk and risk management, infrastructure and its funding, public and private sector co-operation, planning policy and corporate management. She publishes and presents in these areas as well as working with clients. Visit her website at www.bridgetrosewell.com.
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