About this day
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?
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
It’s the title of the book that Tim will be publishing in September. Tim will be going into the principles of how to think clearly about statistics, which is highly relevant during our current situation mid-pandemic.
About Tim Harford OBE
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”.
The economics of Uber Sam Dumitriu, Adam Smith Institute
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 Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute. He is also a Policy Adviser at The Entrepreneur’s Network.
Monetary Policy 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.
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, including through the Bank’s network of Agents around the UK.