Date & time

Confirmed date

Tue, 12 Nov 2019
10:00 - 15:00


University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

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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

Is the UK economy really growing? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Broadcaster

What are the origins of GDP as a means of measuring economic growth? How do the economic indicators we choose shape the way we think about the world? And is GDP the right goal to guide policymaking?

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.

The labour market Nye Cominetti, Resolution Foundation

Nye will discuss the impact of supply and demand of labour on wages as well as the imperfections of the labour market and how leading economists suggest we change it.

Nye Cominetti

About Nye Cominetti

Nye is an analyst at the Resolution Foundation, where his research focuses on the labour market, and specifically on the issue of low pay.

What Goes Up... Financial Market Crashes Bobby Seagull, Secondary Maths Teacher, Author & TV Presenter

Having been a trader at Lehman Brothers, Bobby witnessed first-hand what it was like to be at the heart of a global financial crisis. Bobby will discuss why humanity seems to repeat market bubbles, speculation, crashes and crises.

Bobby Seagull

About Bobby Seagull

Bobby was an investment banking trader, chartered accountant, social entrepreneur and a semi-finalist captain on University Challenge. He is now a maths teacher, author of ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Numbers’ and appears on TV as the co-host of the BBC’s Monkman & Seagull Genius Guides and as a quiz expert on the C4 series ‘The Answer Trap’.

Applying behavioural economics to policy and social problems Anna Bird, Principal Advisor, Behavioural Insights Team

Anna will introduce the Behavioural Insights Team and behavioural insights. She will explore examples of behavioural economics in practice and how behavioural science can help governments, businesses, schools and students.

Anna Bird

About Anna Bird

Anna oversees education projects at the Behavioural Insights Team – a social purpose company that began life in no. 10 and exists to apply behavioural economics to policy issues.

Policies for a greener future Christian Spielmann, University of Bristol

Can government policy combat climate change? Christian will explore policy options governments can use to respond to the dangers of climate change. He will discuss evidence from various countries and particularly draw on examples from Germany’s energy transition.

Christian Spielmann

About Christian Spielmann

Christian Spielmann is a Reader in Economics Education and Deputy Head of Teaching at the Department of Economics and a Senior Associate of the Economics Network.