Date & time

Wed, 5 Dec 2018
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

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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 KS5 topics.

Programme & speakers

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

Stephen will look at the impact of the emerging nations on western economic prosperity and what actions governments can take to prevent an economic collapse of the sort that happened in 2008.

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’.

Innovation and Invention: What we get wrong about technology Tim Harford, Economist, Journalist and Broadcaster

Tim Harford will explore the ideas and inventions that shaped the world around us and answer the question: What do we get wrong when we think about new technologies?

Tim Harford

About Tim Harford

Tim Harford is the author of “The Undercover Economist”, a senior columnist at the Financial Times, and the presenter of Radio 4’s “More or Less” and “Pop Up Ideas”.

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 in practice Becky Maule, Bank of England

Becky 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.

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.

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.

Catherine Colebrook

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.