In our fifth Festival of Economics, programmed by Diane Coyle (University of Manchester and 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.

This year’s festival begins with Mariana Mazzucato examining new ideas from the world’s leading economists, and continues with discussions on basic income, happiness, crime and much more. We are delighted to welcome Dani Rodrik, who takes a close look at when economics falls short and when it works, and Tim Harford, who explores the benefits of messiness in our lives.

Download the 2016 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.

Join the debate on Twitter @FestivalofIdeas #economicsfest

Catch up with previous year’s Festival of Economics via our YouTube channel and on SoundCloud.

Illustration by Alys Jones.

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