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In our fourth Festival of Economics, programmed by Diane Coyle (Enlightenment Economics), economists and other experts from around the world will be debating with each other – and their audiences – some of the key economic questions of our time.

The festival aims to provoke wider learning and debate about economics – so critical to the lives of everyone. This year’s festival begins with Vince Cable offering his vision for Britain’s economy and continues with discussions on the future of Europe, social mobility, immigration and much more. We are also delighted to welcome the Nobel Prize winner Robert J Shiller to Bristol to debate the economics of manipulation and deception.

The festival is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

Download the brochure from the sidebar or browse events at the bottom of the page.

The programme is subject to change. For the latest updates please check this page and sign up to our mailing list.

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Catch up with last year’s Festival of Economics via our YouTube channel.

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Buy a season ticket for ALL events between Thursday 12 and Saturday 14 November 2015 at £60 full price and £45 concession. This is a saving of £10 on both price bands. Please read our Terms and Conditions before purchase.

All events take place in At-Bristol.

To buy tickets for individual events, see the links at the bottom of the page or browse via What’s On.

Ticket will also be available to purchase in person from the venue, At-Bristol from Monday 3 August 2015:
At-Bristol, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5DB
Tel: 01179 151000 (local rate call), 9:00-17:00 weekdays

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