Date & time

Tue, 1 Dec 2020
9:45 - 14:45



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About this day

For A level and IB students

This inspirational day of economics talks for KS5 students will feature industry leaders, academics and public servants. In five highly educational sessions these renowned commentators will delve into a diverse range of KS5 topics. A special session on examination success will equip students with the tools to succeed, and each student will receive a handy revision guide to take home.

Programme & speakers

What happens when the money runs out? Stephen King, Senior Economic Adviser at HSBC

Delving into the rapid shifts in global economics in recent decades, particularly the growth of GDP in China and the impact of population increases in some parts of the world.  Should we be knocking down walls or rebuilding them?

Stephen King

About Stephen King

Stephen is Senior Economic Adviser at HSBC Bank plc.  As an author, two of his works have been named as Financial Times ‘books of the year’.

How to make the world add up Tim Harford OBE, Economist, journalist and author

We often think of statistics as merely another way for liars to lie to us, but Tim argues that statistics are an essential tool, and explains his simple rules for using data to illuminate the world rather than obscure it.

Tim Harford OBE

About Tim Harford OBE

Tim Harford is the author of “The Undercover Economist” and “How To Make The World Add Up”, a senior columnist at the FT, and presents Radio 4’s “More or Less”.

The economics of Uber Sam Dumitriu, Research Director, The Entrepreneurs Network

Sam will look at Information Asymmetry, how it relates to occupational licensing and the risks of government failure and regulatory capture. He’ll examine some macro-economic issues of the gig economy such as increased labour supply and lower NAIRU.

Sam Dumitriu

About Sam Dumitriu

Sam Dumitriu is Research Director at The Entrepreneurs Network think tank, where he focuses on a range of topics including regulation, taxation, and immigration. He has authored a number of reports including Job Creators, which was cited by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak at the Autumn Budget in 2021.

Monetary policy Becky Maule, Bank of England

How is monetary policy set in practice? Becky explains the tools her committee has at its disposal; how those affect the economy; what factors are important in reaching policy decisions; and how they are communicated to the public.

Becky Maule

About Becky Maule

Becky is the head of the External Engagement Division at the Bank of England, leading on the communication of monetary policy and other engagement with the outside world.

Coronavirus and the legacy of austerity Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Broadcaster

We’ve seen the government promise billions in support for people and businesses impacted by coronavirus. Supporters of austerity claim the last decade of cuts is what enabled the government to put money into these schemes now. But is this true?

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith

About Ayeisha Thomas-Smith

Ayeisha is a presenter on BBC Radio 4’s Economics with Subtitles and she hosts weekly podcasts for The New Economics Foundation.