About this day
This inspirational day of economics talks for KS5 students features industry leaders, academics and public servants from the heart of government. In five highly educational sessions these renowned commentators will delve into a diverse range of economic topics.
Programme & speakers
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.
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.
The unanchored decision maker Nicholas Chater, University of Warwick
Economic models often assume that consumers know what they want. But often they don’t! It turns out that a more realistic model of human behaviour can have significant benefits if you are running a business, or a country.
About Professor Nicholas Chater
Nick has won awards for his research and he’s on the board of the Cabinet Office’s ‘Nudge Unit’. Nick is resident psychologist at Radio 4’s The Human Zoo.
Open Banking and its Discontents David Birch, Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion
About David Birch
David Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School.
Monetary policy in practice Jack Stringfellow, Bank of England
Jack will explain how monetary policy is set in practice: the tools the Monetary Policy Committee has at its disposal; how those affect the economy; what factors are important in reaching policy decisions; and how those decisions are communicated to the public.
About Jack Stringfellow
During Jack’s time at the Bank of England he has concentrating on the regulation of International Banks that have operations in the UK. Currently he is focussing on European banks and how Brexit is affecting their operations in the UK.
Economic justice Catherine Colebrook, IPPR
What is economic justice, and how can we achieve it in an age of rapid technological change? Catherine will explain the key recommendations of the recently-concluded IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, and why they will help to create a more just, prosperous economy.
About Catherine Colebrook
Catherine Colebrook is the Chief Economist and Associate Director for Economic Policy at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). Before joining IPPR in 2015, Catherine was principal economist at AECOM, an infrastructure and economic development consultancy. She has also worked for the Economist Intelligence Unit as a senior economist, at BNP Paribas as their eurozone inflation economist, and as an economic adviser at HM Treasury.