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, 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.
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 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.
Technology in financial markets 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.
To be announced BoE Representative, Bank of England
About BoE Representative
We’re looking forward to welcoming a representative from the Bank of England to Economics in Action this autumn.
Economic policy Catherine Colebrook, IPPR
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.