Wednesday 7 – Saturday 10 November 2018

In association with  Triodos Bank

FoE 2018 cover by Alys Jones

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

We support the Festival of Economics to foster further debate about our economic future. Now is the time to promote more alternative thinking around our economic and financial system. We can no longer measure success purely in terms of growth when our resources are finite – and we can work harder to create a global economy that works better for people and planet.

Bevis Watts, Managing Director, Triodos Bank UK

You can download the 2018 brochure here and browse events at the bottom of this page.

Join the debate on Twitter @FestivalofIdeas #economicsfest

This year’s cover illustration is by Alys Jones.

Festival of Economics Season Ticket/

Buy a season ticket for all events at £70 / £50. This can be purchased online or in person. Individual ticket prices are listed against each event. Please note there are a limited number of season tickets: book early to avoid disappointment. The season ticket does not include the schools event or the two pre-festival events: Glen Weyl and Richard Wilkinson. Please book those separately.

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Glen Weyl
Thu 01 November 2018
19:00 - 20:00
Price: £8/ £6
Glen Weyl

Radical Markets

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Richard Wilkinson
Tue 06 November 2018
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £8/ £6
Richard Wilkinson

The Inner Level

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Paul Tucker
Wed 07 November 2018
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £9/ £6.50
Paul Tucker

Unelected Power

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Higher Education Decline and Fall c Alys Jones
Wed 07 November 2018
20:00 - 21:30
Price: £9/ £6.50
Higher Education: Decline and Fall?

with Simon Burgess, Sandra McNally, David Willetts, Gill Wyness and Andy Westwood (chair)

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Linda Yueh
Thu 08 November 2018
12:30 - 13:30
Price: £9/ £6.50
Linda Yueh

The Great Economists

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Rain Newton Smith
Thu 08 November 2018
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £9/ £6.50
Rain Newton-Smith

Growth in the Time of Brexit

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Does Economics Care about the Future c Alys Jones
Thu 08 November 2018
20:00 - 21:30
Price: £9/ £6.50
Does Economics Care About the Future?

with Mirabelle Muûls, Aditi Sahni, Alex Teytelboym, Kees Vendrik, Dimitri Zenghelis and Margaret Heffernan (chair)

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Festival of Economics 2017, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Bristol
Fri 09 November 2018
9:30 - 15:30
Free Admission
Discover Economics

Schools event

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Andy Haldane
Fri 09 November 2018
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £9/ £6.50
Andy Haldane

Central Banks: Past, Present and Future

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The Rise of the City c Alys Jones
Fri 09 November 2018
20:00 - 21:30
Price: £9/ £6.50
The Rise of the City

with Andrew Carter, Diane Coyle, Patricia Greer, Max Nathan and Margaret Heffernan (chair)

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Trains Plains Automobiles and Buses c Alys Jones
Sat 10 November 2018
11:00 - 12:30
Price: £9/ £6.50
Trains, Planes, Automobiles – and Buses

with Jillian Anable, Karen Lucas, David Metz, Christian Wolmar and Tom Forth (chair)

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What are Women Worth c Alys Jones
Sat 10 November 2018
13:30 - 15:00
Price: £9/ £6.50
What Are Women Worth?

with Peter Backus, Danielle Guizzo Archela, Kim Scharf, Sarah Smith and Caroline Criado Perez (chair)

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Forecasts the Good the Bad and the Ugly c Alys Jones
Sat 10 November 2018
16:00 - 17:30
Price: £9/ £6.50
Forecasts: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

with Jonathan Athow, Roger Farmer, Rebecca Harding, Vicky Pryce, Andrew Sentance and Tom Clark (chair)

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