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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.

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

Illustration by Alys Jones.

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Mariana Mazzucato2
Tue 15 November 2016
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £7/ £6
Mariana Mazzucato

Rethinking Capitalism

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Nick Pearce
Thu 17 November 2016
12:30 - 13:45
Price: £7/ £6
Basic Income – An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

with Torsten Bell, Louise Haagh, Anthony Painter, Nick Pearce and Jonathan Derbyshire (Chair)

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Dani Rodrik
Thu 17 November 2016
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £9/ £7
Dani Rodrik

Keynote Address

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Nick Nattavudh Powdthavee
Thu 17 November 2016
20:00 - 21:30
Price: £9/ £7
Should the Government Aim to Make Us Happy?

with Will Davies, Susan Harkness, Nick Powdthavee, Dani Rodrik and Chris Giles (Chair)

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Carol Graham
Fri 18 November 2016
12:30 - 13:45
Price: £7/ £6
People, Politics and Policy: Improving the Economic Policy Process

with Carol Graham, Adam Lent, Paul Ormerod, Emily Skarbek and Sarah Smith

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Tim Harford credit Fran Monks
Fri 18 November 2016
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £9/ £7
Tim Harford

The Merits of Messiness

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Linda Yueh
Fri 18 November 2016
20:00 - 21:30
Price: £9/ £7
We’re All Doomed (Again): What Could Go Wrong in the Global Economy?

with Jagjit Chadha, Michelle Cini, Swati Dhingra, Linda Yueh and Ed Conway (Chair)

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Diane Coyle Square
Sat 19 November 2016
11:00 - 12:30
Price: £9/ £7
Is Innovation Really Good For Us?

with Diane Coyle, Jonathan Haskel, Helen Simpson, Stian Westlake and Rory Cellan-Jones (Chair)

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Nadia Campaniello
Sat 19 November 2016
13:30 - 15:00
Price: £9/ £7
Why Crime Pays: The Economics of Organised Crime

with Nadia Campaniello, Mirko Draca, David Skarbek and Federico Varese

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Margaret Heffernan
Sat 19 November 2016
16:00 - 17:30
Price: £9/ £7
Family is Destiny – Are We at the End of Social Mobility and Did It Exist at All?

with Simon Burgess, Paul Johnson, Abigail McKnight, Kim Scharf and Margaret Heffernan (Chair)

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