Date & time

Mon, 19 Nov 2018
10:00 - 15:00


University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL

Ticket price

£21 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

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.

Sam Dumitriu

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.

Nicholas Chater

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

David Birch

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

BoE Representative

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

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.