Date & time

Tue, 19 Nov 2019
10:45 - 15:45


Emmanuel Centre, London
9 - 23 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 3DW

Ticket price

£23 + VAT* *Plus one complimentary staff ticket per ten students

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

Are We 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 in a rapidly changing economy, is GDP the right goal to guide policymaking in the 21st century, and if not, what other objectives might replace it?

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith

About Ayeisha Thomas-Smith

Ayeisha is a presenter on radio 4’s Economics with subtitles and she hosts weekly podcasts for The New Economics Foundation.

The labour market The Resolution Foundation

We 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.

The Resolution Foundation

About The Resolution Foundation

The Resolution Foundation is an award-winning independent think-tank focused on improving the living standards for those on low to middle incomes.

What Goes Up... Financial Market Crashes Bobby Seagull, Secondary Maths teacher and Doctorate candidate

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 when Lehman collapsed on 15 September 2008. In unpicking the key features of financial market failures, Bobby will share his experience of a crash and 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 an author, TV presenter and now teaches Maths.

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

Anna will introduce the Behavioural Insights Team and behavioural insights including their EAST framework for applying behavioural science to policy problems. Anna 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.