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 topics from market forces and failure to the economics of choice.
Programme & speakers
The end of poverty Linda Yueh, Economist, author and broadcaster
Could we really see the end of poverty within a generation? The poverty rate in the developing world has more than halved since 1981. Back then, 52% of people in developing countries lived on less than $1.25 (84p) per day. That’s now dropped to 15%. Does economics have the answers?
About Linda Yueh
Dr. Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University. She was Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News, and host of Talking Business with Linda Yueh on BBC World News and BBC News Channel.
Economic misperceptions Stephen Davies, Institute of Economics Affairs
Areas where economic misperceptions are rife include trade policy; the economics of migration and movement and the nature of money and monetary policy. Stephen will explore how we must change the way we think about economics.
About Stephen Davies
Dr Steve Davies is the Head of Education at the IEA. Previously he was program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University in Virginia.
Secrets of charitable giving Kimberley Scharf, University of Warwick
In an informative session Kimberley will explore the social and emotional factors that affect our decisions on giving cash to charity. Kimberley will also draw on her own research to explain the relationship between social networks and making economic decisions.
About Kimberley Scharf
Kimberley is Editor-in-Chief of International Tax and Public Finance. Her research focuses on charitable giving and how this giving can be influenced by social media.
The labour market Torsten Bell, Resolution Foundation
Torsten will discuss the impact of supply and demand of labour on wages as well as the imperfections of labour market and how leading economists suggest we change it.
About Torsten Bell
Torsten is Director of the Resolution Foundation. Previously he was Director of Policy for the Labour Party and worked in the Treasury as a special adviser and a civil servant.
Trust and treachery: Using game theory to beat the competition Thomas Oléron Evans, University College London
We will explore the amazing world of game theory, which provides the tools for tackling questions of competition and collaboration. Find out why politicians are like vampire bats and learn how a multi-million dollar art deal all came down to a game of scissors-paper-stone.
About Thomas Oléron Evans
Thomas is a Research Associate at UCL where he develops new tools for complexity science and modelling global trade, migration, aid and security.