Wednesday 15 – Saturday 18 November
In our sixth 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.
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Illustration by Alys Jones.
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Festival of Economics 2017 Events/
Kahneman and Tversky: A Friendship that Changed the World
A Life in Politics
Keynote Address: Where Is the Global Economy Heading and How Can We Make It Work Better for People?
with Torsten Bell, John Hills, Karen Rowlingson, Facundo Alvaredo and Romesh Vaitilingam (chair)
Would Policymaker Use of Complexity Analysis Make Economics More Relevant to the Real World?
Prosperity, the Future of Capitalism and What this Means for our Politics
with David Birch, Tatiana Cutts, Daniela Gabor, Steve Keen and Soumaya Keynes (chair)
with Matt Dickson, Gloria Origgi, Felix Ritchie, Hetan Shah and Alvin Birdi (chair)
Economics for the Common Good
with Monique Ebell, Swati Dhingra, Helene Rey, Alan Winters and Martin Sandbu (chair)
with Diane Coyle, Debra Howcroft, Matthew Taylor, Taha Yasseri and Sarah O’Connor (chair)
with Adriana Castelli, Kath Checkland, Paul Johnson, Carol Propper and Hugh Pym (chair)
with Giuliana Battisti, Jonathan Haskel, Richard Jones, Maria Savona and Rory Cellan-Jones (chair)