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.
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Friday 23 November 2012
18.00-19.30: The Future of Capitalism
Chair: David Smith, Economics Editor, Sunday Times
Panellists: Daniel Stedman Jones, barrister, author of Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics; Larry Elliott, Economics Editor, Guardian and author of Going South: Why Britain Will Have a Third World Economy by 2014; John Kay, founding Director of the Said Business School, Oxford University, and writer, most recently Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly; Rachel Lomax, Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England
Saturday 24 November 2012
11.30-13.00: People, Places and Poverty (with Joseph Rowntree Foundation)
Chair: Julia Unwin, Chief Executive of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
Panellists: Geoff Andrews, senior lecturer in politics, Open University and author of The Slow Food Story: Politics and Pleasure; Paul Gregg, Professor of Economic and Social Policy, and Director of the Centre for Analysis and Social Policy at University of Bath; Lynsey Hanley, writer, author of Estates: An Intimate History; Paul Johnson, Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies
14.00-15.30: What Next for Britain’s Economy?
Chair: Heather Stewart, Economics Editor, Observer
Panellists: Andrew Sentance, member, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee October 2006 – May 2011, and now senior economics adviser Pricewaterhouse Coopers; Jonathan Portes, Director, National Institute of Economic and Social Research; Vicky Pryce, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting Inc and former Joint Head, UK Government Economic Service, 2007-2010; Peter Marsh Financial Times‘ manufacturing editor, author, The New Industrial Revolution: Consumers, Globalization and the End of Mass Production
16.30-18.00: Economics in Crisis
Chair: Richard Marshall, 3am Magazine
Panellists: 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
Download a Powerpoint presentation of photographs taken at the Festival of Economics by Jack Rawlins HERE (13.7MB).
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