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Festival of Economics 2013 Full Programme

 Diane Coyle

Thu 21- Sat 23 November 2013 (PAST EVENT)
At-Bristol, Bristol (see map)


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.

Programme summary (click on the session title for further details and individual booking links):

Intergenerational Economics and the ‘Jilted Generation’, chaired by Lynsey Hanley with Bonnie Greer, Owen Jones, Shiv Malik, Katharine Whitehorn, Thursday 21 November 2013, 18.00-19.15, £9.00/ £7.00

The State of Economic Recovery in the UK, chaired by Jeremy Warner with Margaret Heffernan, Will Hutton, Andrew Sentance, Simon Wren-Lewis, Thursday 21 November 2013, 19.45-21.15, £9.00/ £7.00

Daniel Franklin and Faisal Islam: The World Economy After the Crash, Friday 22 November, 13.00-14.00, £7.00/ £6.00 (not included in the season ticket)

Tim Harford: Pop Up Economics, Friday 22 November 2013, 18.00-19.00, £7.00/ £6.00

The New World Economy, chaired by Daniel Franklin with Razia Khan, Stephen King, Danny Quah, Martin Ruhs, Friday 22 November 2013, 19.45-21.15, £9.00/ £7.00

Reforming Public Services, chaired by Heather Stewart with David Hughes, Paul Johnson, Sarah Smith, David Walker, Saturday 23 November 2013, 10.00-11.30, £9.00/ £7.00

Inequality – Why Does it Matter?, chaired by Julia Unwin with Stewart Lansley, Steve Machin, Polly Toynbee, Saturday 23 November 2013, 12.15-13.45, £9.00/ £7.00

The Problem of the Banks, chaired by Ed Conway with Angus Armstrong, Diane Coyle, Andrew Hilton, Natacha Postel-Vinay, Saturday 23 November 2013, 14.30-16.00, £9.00/ £7.00

Every Planet has a North, chaired by Steph McGovern with Nick Crafts, Alan Harding, Henry Overman, Bridget Rosewell, Saturday 23 November 2013, 16.45-18.15, £9.00/ £7.00

The last panel will be followed by the launch of the new book series Perspectives.

Season ticket covering eight of the above events: £55.00/ £40.00 (Booking link HERE)

Our thanks to our guest programmer Diane Coyle.

See also The State of the City – Bristol 2013: The Mayor’s Annual Address and Debate, Mon 18 November 2013, 18.00-20.00 at the Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol (free, but booking required).

The Festival of Economics is supported by: Bristol City Council, Business West, ESRC, Government Economic Service, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Princeton University Press, Royal Economic Society, University of Bristol and Wiley.

BCCBusiness WestESRC RES

GES JRFPrinceton

University of BristolWiley

The Royal Economic Society has sponsored the webcast site for the Festival of Economics. View broadcasts HERE.



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