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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Illustration by Alys Jones.
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Festival of Economics 2016/
with Torsten Bell, Louise Haagh, Anthony Painter, Nick Pearce and Jonathan Derbyshire (Chair)
with Will Davies, Susan Harkness, Nick Powdthavee, Dani Rodrik and Chris Giles (Chair)
with Carol Graham, Adam Lent, Paul Ormerod, Emily Skarbek and Sarah Smith
The Merits of Messiness
with Jagjit Chadha, Michelle Cini, Swati Dhingra, Linda Yueh and Ed Conway (Chair)
with Diane Coyle, Jonathan Haskel, Helen Simpson, Stian Westlake and Rory Cellan-Jones (Chair)
with Nadia Campaniello, Mirko Draca, David Skarbek and Federico Varese
with Simon Burgess, Paul Johnson, Abigail McKnight, Kim Scharf and Margaret Heffernan (Chair)