Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 November 2019

In association with  Triodos Bank

FOE 2019 c Alys Jones

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

 

We’re supporting the Festival of Economics in our hometown of Bristol for the third year running. The festival facilitates a lively and important discussion about our economic future and some of the big trends, such employee ownership or how we pay for social care. It’s great to see people of all ages and backgrounds attending. Our belief is that the financial system and our economies are inherently linked to the natural environment and the health of our society. Their stability and success is dependent upon them. It is therefore time we promote more alternative thinking as 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.

We should not focus on growth for growth’s sake and the single measure of GDP, an outdated metric incapable of connecting our economy with social and environmental outcomes that determine our wellbeing and future prosperity. It is time to redirect our banks and the flow of money in the economy, and we need greater transparency on how our money is used, to understand its impact and to know where to direct it to create the conditions for people to thrive.

Bevis Watts, CEO, Triodos Bank UK

 

You can download the 2019 brochure here. Online booking opens Monday 2 September 2019.

Buy a Festival of Economics season ticket for all Festival of Economics events at £77 / £59. This can be purchased online or in person. Please note there are a limited number of season tickets: book early to avoid disappointment. The season ticket does not include free events. Please book those separately.

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This year’s cover illustration is by Alys Jones.

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Festival of Economics 2019 Events/

Mark Carney
Tue 19 November 2019
12:30 - 13:30
Fully Booked
Keynote: Mark Carney

Governor of the Bank of England

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George Magnus
Wed 20 November 2019
11:00 - 12:00
Price: £8/ £6
George Magnus

Is China in Jeopardy?

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FOE 2019 Square Bristol Bear
Wed 20 November 2019
12:30 - 13:30
Price: £8/ £6
Can Employee-Owned Businesses Save Our Economy?

with Harvey Fremlin, David Sproxton, Annie Rubadji and Arend Welmers (chair)

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Jo Michell
Wed 20 November 2019
15:30 - 16:30
Free Admission
Ask an Economist: Living Wage

with Jo Michell

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FOE 2019 Square DNA
Wed 20 November 2019
17:00 - 18:00
Price: £5
Genoeconomics: Can Genetics and Economics Learn From Each Other?

with Fleur Meddens, Stephanie von Hinke Kessler Scholder, George Davey Smith and Neil Davis (chair)

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Danielle Walker Palmour
Wed 20 November 2019
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £9/ £7
Keynote: Danielle Walker Palmour

Can We Build an Inclusive Economy?

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FOE 2019 Square 3 Dolls
Wed 20 November 2019
20:00 - 21:30
Price: £9/ £7
Fact and fiction in Economics: The Role of Media and Social Media

With Roger Farmer, Marina Della Giusta, Vicky Pryce, Romesh Vaitilingam and Margaret Heffernan (chair)

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FOE 2019 Square Bristol Bear and Piggy
Thu 21 November 2019
8:00 - 9:45
The Foundation, Triodos Bank Bristol
Free Admission
Bank of England: Breakfast Briefing

with Donna Kehoe and Malindi Myers

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Deborah Hargreaves
Thu 21 November 2019
11:00 - 12:00
Price: £8/ £6
Deborah Hargreaves

Pay Inequality and the Future of Capitalism

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FOE 2019 Square Social Media
Thu 21 November 2019
12:30 - 13:30
Price: £8/ £6
Big Digital

With Diane Coyle, Carl Frey, Annabelle Gawer and Margaret Heffernan (chair)

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Clare Birkett
Thu 21 November 2019
15:30 - 16:30
Free Admission
Ask an Economist: The Environment

with Clare Birkett

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Talking_Politics_Podcast_icon
Thu 21 November 2019
17:00 - 18:00
Price: £5
Talking Politics: Podcast Recording

Hosted by David Runciman

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Carl Frey
Thu 21 November 2019
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £9/ £7
Keynote: Carl Frey

The Technology Trap

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FOE 2019 c Alys Jones
Thu 21 November 2019
20:00 - 21:30
Price: £9/ £7
100 Years after Keynes: the Future of Capitalism

with Carolina Alves, Meghnad Desai, David Runciman and Romesh Vaitilingham (chair)

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Festival of Economics 2018 @JonCraig_Photos
Fri 22 November 2019
9:30 - 15:00
Free Admission
Discover Economics

Suitable for Year 11 and 12 Students

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FOE 2019 c Alys Jones
Fri 22 November 2019
15:30 - 16:30
Free Admission
Ask an Economist: Economics – What Is It Good For?

with Alvin Birdi and Christian Spielmann

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FOE 2019 c Alys Jones
Fri 22 November 2019
17:00 - 18:00
Free Admission
Ask an Economist: Office for National Statistics

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FOE 2019 Square Social Care
Fri 22 November 2019
18:30 - 19:30
Price: £9/ £7
The Economics of Social Care

with Joan Costa-Font, Polly Simpson, Charles Tallack and David Brindle (chair)

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FOE 2019 Square Left Behind
Fri 22 November 2019
20:00 - 21:30
Price: £9/ £7
Why Are So Many Places Becoming ‘Left Behind’?

With Ron Martin, Bridget Rosewell, Helen Simpson and Tom Forth (chair)

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