Jean Tirole

Jean Tirole

Economics for the Common Good

Economics/
Fri 17 November 2017
18:30-19:30
We The Curious (At-Bristol)
Price: £9/ £6.50

Jean Tirole

Economics for the Common Good

Jean Tirole
Fri 17 November 2017,
18:30-19:30
We The Curious (At-Bristol)
Price: £9/ £6.50

When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from being a “dismal science”, is a positive force. Tirole discusses with Chris Giles (Financial Times) how economics can be a force for good, if economists are humble and politicians are willing to listen.

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